This story has too much sabotage. The book is overall interesting, but one event of sabotage after another continues to happen, chapter after chapter. It's the same thing over and over again.
I dislike the title of the book, as well as the title of the following book.
I was beginning to get bored by page 24. Nancy is extremely worried about screwing up her part in the movie. Nancy was not nearly this worried in the previous book, so the worry seems quite unnatural. About all that develops in the first 24 pages is worry and more worry by Nancy Drew. There is no sign of a mystery. In fact, this story doesn't have much of a mystery at all. In the end, Nancy solves the Great River Heist, but that happens only by accident.
This book reads exactly like a Nancy Drew Digest book that was changed to first-person. It doesn't have the same feel as the first six books. I strongly suspect that this story was a Nancy Drew Digest book that was never published.
First, Nancy is not a klutz in this book. It's like she's back to the old Nancy Drew of the Digest series. Furthermore, the word "fudged" appears on page 105. This word shows up in the higher-numbered Nancy Drew Digest books, and I had not spotted it in a Girl Detective book until reading this book. Finally, not a single one of the new River Heights Girl Detective characters are mentioned in this book.
The question and answer session with the villain was too long and detailed for my taste. By then, I wanted the book to be over and felt like closing it and continuing to the next one. I forced myself to finish, but I truly didn't care any longer.
This book comes across as an average higher-numbered Nancy Drew Digest book.