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Tricia Rayburn
Teen Fiction RAYBURN

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After fearless and beautiful 18-year-old Justine Sands dies after jumping off an ocean cliff at her family's Maine summer home, her grieving younger sister, Vanessa, is certain it was neither suicide nor an accident. Teenage Caleb, who was with Justine that night, is missing, so Vanessa joins forces with his older brother, Simon, to find him as well as answers to the mystery. At every turn, however, a vicious girl named Zara obstructs their path. Why does Vanessa get searing headaches when Zara is near? And what do strange weather patterns have to do with the string of deaths that follow Justine's? Part romance, part mystery, Rayburn's (the Maggie Bean series) tale is a solid supernatural thriller, but it doesn't coalesce into anything more than the sum of its parts. Not all of the plot threads are well resolved- for example, it's never clear why Vanessa is sometimes able to hear her dead sister speaking to her. Vanessa's dry-eyed, obsessive grief keeps sympathy at a distance, and her feelings for Simon don't have much heft. Ages 14-up. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Vanessa Sands
Age: 17
Afraid of everything; grieving the death of her sister, Justine; feels her death was not an accident; returns to Winter Harbor to find the truth.

Simon Carmichael
Caleb's older brother; joins Vanessa in trying to find Justine's killer.

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