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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library GRE (Text) 33500013186374 New Checked out 02/21/2020
Crookston Public Library GRE (Text) 33500013186382 New Checked out 02/26/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781524745103
  • ISBN: 1524745103
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2020]

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Days after a young pageant queen named Jenny is found murdered, her small town grieves the loss alongside her picture-perfect parents. At first glance, Jenny's tragic death appears clear-cut for investigators. The most obvious suspect is one of her fans, an older man who may have gotten too close for comfort. But Jenny's half-sister, Virginia--the sarcastic black sheep of the family--isn't so sure of his guilt and takes matters into her own hands to find the killer. But for Jenny's case and Virginia's investigation, there's more to the story. Virginia, still living in town and haunted by her own troubled teenage years, suspects that a similar darkness lay beneath the sparkling veneer of Jenny's life. Alternating between Jenny's final days and Virginia's determined search for the truth, the sisters' dual narratives follow a harrowing trail of suspects, with surprising turns that race toward a shocking finale.
At first glance Jenny's death appears clear-cut for investigators: the murder of a former pageant queen from a safe and loving family, the most obvious suspect an obsessive older man. But her sarcastic, older half-sister Virginia isn't so sure of his guilt. She suspects that a darkness lay beneath the sparkling veneer of Jenny's life, and sets out on a determined search for the truth. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    From the ages of 5 to 12, Jenny Kennedy was the reigning queen of beauty pageants in the Northeast. By 13, she's come to hate pageants and doesn't even try out for the cheerleading squad. Then, before her fourteenth birthday, she's found raped and murdered in her Massachusetts hometown of Wrenton. Despite the age difference and lack of a close family bond, her half-sister, Virginia Kennedy, 26, feels obligated to find Jenny's killer. But Virginia has her own baggage, notably the effects of a four-year sexual relationship, which started when she was 14, with "cool" high-school math teacher Mark Renkin, who was one of Jenny's teachers. While the investigation goes well beyond the bounds of Wrenton to include known pedophiles, the answers are found close to home. The narrative toggles between Jenny's activities leading up to her death and Virginia's first-person accounts of the weeks afterward, as secrets are laid bare. Although this debut would have benefited from more likable characters, its nicely twisting plot will hold readers' interests. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy K. Green was born and raised in a small New England town where she was once struck by lightning. She was a practicing CPA before leaving the corporate life to work in film production, write, and wear fewer high heels. She lives in Boston.

Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Beauty contestants > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
Homicide > Fiction.
Beauty contestants > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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