Summer Storm

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: BN1764
Released: May 15, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455880829
Narrator/s: Emily Beresford
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Annie and her friends are enjoying a lazy day by the lake when ominous dark clouds begin to form on the horizon. In the scramble to escape the storm, Annie realizes her cousin Gina has gone missing. After a fruitless search in the rain, the teens call the police for help. And as the hours tick by, Annie's fear for Gina's safety mounts. How could this have happened? Wasn't anyone watching her? Didn't anyone see? Haunted by thoughts of the horrible fate that could have befallen Gina, Annie turns to her friends for support. But as the day passes without a trace of the lost girl, nerves fray, accusations begin to fly, and disturbing information about one of their own comes to light. As the evidence mounts, Annie realizes the relationships she holds so dear are not at all what they seem. Because if a girl can't trust her best friends.whom can she trust?

Author(s): Kristina Dunker
Genre: Mystery

Professional reviews

"This outstanding coming-of-age story is painful, unique, and utterly realistic. In MŸnster, Germany, Annie's cousin Gina and her father are moving in with her family. Eager to make her cousin feel welcome, Annie takes Gina and her four best friends to Silver Lake swimming hole. Narrator Emily Beresford captures the lifelong friends, who are each quite different from one another. The parents are also well rendered, particularly the adult brother and sister. When Gina goes missing, Annie comes to realize that what she thought she knew about her friends wasn't necessarily accurate. Soon family secrets emerge to further shake her world. Beresford's portrayal of Annie's emotions as she copes with tragedy is deeply moving and helps communicate the subtle lesson of the story. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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