Blood can both wound and heal . . .Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear."
- Hardback | 248 pages
- 145 x 211 x 25mm | 386g
- 13 Sep 2011
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- Boston, MA, United States
This intense psychological drama, showing the brightest and darkest sides of humanity, offers remarkable acts of courage and disturbing images of domestic violence. Willa's frankly portrayed grief, confusion, and uncertainties will have a strong impact on readers." "Publishers Weekly, "" starred review""The sheer drama of the plot will draw readers, and they ll stay for an insightful exploration of the way families go both right and wrong."--"Bulletin""
About Susan Beth Pfeffer
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times bestseller "Life As" "We Knew It," which was nominated for more than 20 state awards, "The Dead & the Gone," and "This World We Live In." Pfeffer's other books include the bestselling novel "The Year Without Michael "and the popular Portraits of Little Women series and "Kid Power," which won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and the Sequoyah Book Award.