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Publisher Comments:

RECENTLY ACQUITTED OF MURDER, seventeen-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter — escape from the media's questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends.<P>His attic apartment doesn't feel much like a shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his eleven-year-old cousin, Lily, is downright hostile. And as Lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help wondering what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of her home.<P>There's one thing that David knows with certainty. The more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.

Synopsis:

Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David moves in with his uncle in Massachusetts, only to find more secrets lurking behind the family's cold exterior. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book.

Synopsis:

Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David goes to live with his aunt and uncle. In his attic apartment, he sees ghostly shadows at night and the hostile behavior of his 11-year-old cousin, Lily, becomes more threatening. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.

Synopsis:

Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter--escape from the media's questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends.

His attic apartment doesn't feel much like a shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his 11-year-old cousin, Lily, is downright hostile. And as Lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help but wonder what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of her home.

There's one thing that David knows with certainty. The more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.

About the Author

Nancy Werlin was born and raised in Massachusetts and now lives in South Boston.  Since receiving her bachelor's degree from Yale College, she has worked as a technical writer in the field of computer software.  She was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first novel, Are You Alone on Purpose?, which was selected as an ALA Quick Pick.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440227519
Author:
Werlin, Nancy
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Mystery
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Guilt
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Emotional problems
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-leaf books
Series Volume:
no. 523a
Publication Date:
20000208
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.96x4.26x.66 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 240 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440227519 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David moves in with his uncle in Massachusetts, only to find more secrets lurking behind the family's cold exterior. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book.
"Synopsis" by , Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David goes to live with his aunt and uncle. In his attic apartment, he sees ghostly shadows at night and the hostile behavior of his 11-year-old cousin, Lily, becomes more threatening. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.
"Synopsis" by , Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter--escape from the media's questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends.

His attic apartment doesn't feel much like a shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his 11-year-old cousin, Lily, is downright hostile. And as Lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help but wonder what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of her home.

There's one thing that David knows with certainty. The more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.

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