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Fiction Ages 12-16
Pages: 192
Themes: "sisters, detective work, summer "
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/03/2011
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Fifteen-year-old Lydia, resigned to a boring summer, is thrilled when Megan and her totally hot brother, Sam, move in across the street. But their rude and hostile mother, Mrs. Swicker, is strangely protective, and does everything she can to stop Lydia and her older sister, Jilly, from getting anywhere near her kids.

One day Lydia accidentally stumbles across something very puzzling in the Swickers’ basement. Determined to find some answers, Lydia enlists the help of Jilly. But the further they investigate, the more bizarre the discoveries.

Lydia's suspicions about Mrs. Swicker are mounting, but she has no idea what a twisted, dangerous secret she has uncovered until it's too late.
Listen to an excerpt on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C9mxASNxW0

VOYA - June 1, 2011
"Will definitely satisfy fans of the genre who will follow the clues along with Lydia and join in the sleuthing. The sibling rivalry between Lydia and Jilly is perfectly captured with all manner of tiny details."
Resource Links - December 1, 2010
"The mystery is compelling and it is not easy to guess the end."

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CCBC Best Books  | 2011 | Commended

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