After seventeen-year-old David is forced to stand trial for his girlfriend's death, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle and their young daughter, Lily, to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives' house. His aunt and uncle are not speaking to each other, and Lily seems dead set on making David's life a torment. And then there's the issue of their older daughter, Kathy, who died under mysterious circumstances a number of years back. As things with his family grow more and more tense, David starts to wonder: Is he the only one who's hiding something? "David and Lily are sympathetic characters, who compel readers to discover the whole truth behind their stories. Once they get started, readers will be hard pressed to put this book down." - VOYA, starred review "[A] tautly plotted thriller, rich in complex, finely drawn characters." - Booklist, starred review
by Nancy Springer
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by Nancy Farmer
"The intrigue begins immediately as 17-year-old David moves into the tension-filled home of his Boston relatives. He has one year of high school left and must finish far from home, tortured by the memories of the trial that took place after he accidentally killed his girlfriend. Nick Podehl's narration reveals apprehension and shock as David experiences the strange snipes of his aunt and uncle, and their daughter, Lily. Soon a tone of suspicion filters through David's thoughts and words as he begins to believe that Lily may have been responsible for her sister's death some years earlier, at the time believed to be a suicide. Understandably, fear creeps into Podehl's voice as David becomes haunted by the words and actions of his late cousin. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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