The first novel in Elizabeth George's Young Adult series. This genre-bending work combines Elizabeth's flair for mystery and suspense novels with the paranormal
Elizabeth George is the internationally bestselling author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France; Well-schooled in Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI '1990'. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee, her novels have been adapted for television by the BBC.
In combining her skills in crime writing with an obvious flair for the supernatural this award-winning author creates a wonderful tale. - My WeeklyPraise for Believing the Lie:A fascinating read. - WomanPresses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up. - Daily TelegraphShe's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue. - GuardianHer crime novels combine Victorian craftsmanship, psychological observation and ingenious plotting. George's celebrated attention to detail keeps the reader totally immersed. - Kate Saunders, SagaThe author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about. - Sun
Gr 7 Up-George makes her YA debut in this series opener. Becca King and her mom are on the run from her stepfather, who has used Becca's ability to hear what other people are thinking to make illegal money. Becca is to find refuge in the home of her mother's friend on Whidbey Island, near Seattle. Meanwhile, Becca's mother is to continue on to Canada in search of safety. Things don't go as planned when no one is there to pick Becca up at the ferry. She is taken in by Debbie Grieber, a woman who runs a motel and has a strange past. She meets Derric Nyombe, a 16-year-old Ugandan orphan who was adopted by the town's deputy sheriff when he was 10. He has a secret that no one on the island knows about, and Becca thinks she is the only person who can help him. Several other characters have their own troubles. All of these issues collide when Derric has a terrible accident. The book leaves readers wondering if Becca will continue to live her life on the run. George has created an interesting set of characters and plot twists that teenagers who like adventure and mysteries will enjoy.-Shannon Seglin, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.