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Olivia Tithe was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death.

Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all.

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"It's been almost a year since 16-year-old Olivia's first love, Stern, was murdered and Olivia's schizophrenic mother confessed to the crime. Almost simultaneously, Olivia, an aspiring artist, turned color blind, which she has taken as a sign that she, too, is becoming schizophrenic. As Olivia's father prepares to remarry and helps develop a Floridian luxury condo complex (the Ghost Town of the title), Olivia is visited by the ghost of Stern, who believes that Olivia's mother was not his killer. Olivia begins to look into the murder, fully aware that the visions of Stern could be part of her assumed mental illness. Ellison (The Butterfly Clues) effectively turns up the tension as Olivia herself becomes a target. While the fraught romance between art-school dropout Olivia and antagonistic rich boy Austin, the stepson of one of her father's business partners, is a bit too familiar, Olivia's fears of following in her mother's footsteps are sympathetic, and it's easy to get drawn into the novel's paranormally tinged mystery. A Paper Lantern Lit property. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, Foundry Literary + Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Olivia Jane was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death.

Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all.

About the Author

Kate Ellison trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Butterfly Clues was her first novel. You can visit her online at www.kateellison.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606842645
Author:
Ellison, Kate
Publisher:
Egmontusa
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.53 x 6.13 x 1.17 in 0.97 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's been almost a year since 16-year-old Olivia's first love, Stern, was murdered and Olivia's schizophrenic mother confessed to the crime. Almost simultaneously, Olivia, an aspiring artist, turned color blind, which she has taken as a sign that she, too, is becoming schizophrenic. As Olivia's father prepares to remarry and helps develop a Floridian luxury condo complex (the Ghost Town of the title), Olivia is visited by the ghost of Stern, who believes that Olivia's mother was not his killer. Olivia begins to look into the murder, fully aware that the visions of Stern could be part of her assumed mental illness. Ellison (The Butterfly Clues) effectively turns up the tension as Olivia herself becomes a target. While the fraught romance between art-school dropout Olivia and antagonistic rich boy Austin, the stepson of one of her father's business partners, is a bit too familiar, Olivia's fears of following in her mother's footsteps are sympathetic, and it's easy to get drawn into the novel's paranormally tinged mystery. A Paper Lantern Lit property. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, Foundry Literary + Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Olivia Jane was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death.

Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all.

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