A young woman must escape family conflict-and find her own identity-in order to track down a thief in this novel by an acclaimed mystery writer. Persis Green's existence has been overshadowed by the looming prospect of her older sister's wedding. Her family was once normal-boring, but normal. Then the engagement was announced and all hell broke loose. Now, Persis's father acts like a zombie at dinner parties, her mother goes from zero to shrieking in seconds, and her sister is utterly self-absorbed. When Persis wins a statewide piano competition and a scholarship to a prestigious music conservatory, her big news is pushed aside. In addition to the general chaos of the impending nuptials, one of her sister's wedding gifts, a wildly expensive piece of jewelry, has disappeared. Feeling like the only sane member of the family, Persis commits her cool head to solving the mystery. But there are other surprises she'll discover in the course of her investigation in this absorbing tale by the author of the popular Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn series.
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