Slowly and methodically, the tale unfolds of how two sisters spending the summer at their family cottage on the shore of the Connecticut River find themselves at the center of a murder investigation. Fifteen-year-old Miranda has always walked in the shadow of her older sister, rising med student Lander, yet it is Miranda who shines here, as she alone musters the courage and determination to do what it takes to save her family.
"Jangling suspense juxtaposed with cozy details of family life keeps thriller master Cooney's latest zooming along…An unexpected romance for Miranda provides a sweet counterpoint to the novel's knife-edge mayhem…Cooney's knack for distinctive characterizations grounds the story firmly in the familiar world, while the third-person narration strikes an enticing balance between intimacy and cool detachment."
—Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"No one writes suspense like Cooney…Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down"
"the plot is full of twists and turns...has all the elements that keep young mystery lovers coming back for more"
—School Library Journal
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