Rosie’s father passed away suddenly three years ago from a heart attack. She has been living with her step-mother, Lucy, since then and trying to get along with the boyfriend, Judd the Dud. A message from her father on his deathbed sends her searching for clues as to what happened to her birth mother, and when she finds the box holding scraps and clues, she knows the next thing she needs is a private investigator. She engages the services of John Brooks and his nephew, Mac, but nothing is as it seems, and everybody has secrets.
While this book is a story of a life, and therefore has little action, the narrative as told by Rosie moves quickly. She’s a likable narrator, and her challenges to find her mother and straighten out the truth make her more so, but some descriptions make this book borderline New Adult. This is a book to read with someone else or in a book club, as there is much to debate at its conclusion: Did she? Didn’t she? What about…? Readers who enjoy this book should try Liar by Justine Larbelestier–both are books that require discussion and maybe a second reading.
|Page Count||384 pages|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers|
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