This intensely gripping story takes place in suburban Buffalo, New York. Although it's told from various points of view, the characters are crisp, and their voices are clearly defined from one another.

Teenager Jen is at the center of this story about how secrets can destroy. When her classmate goes missing, neither Jen nor any of her friends suspects foul play. The suspense skillfully builds when there's an attempt on Jen's life. Meanwhile, Kathleen, Jen's mother, has a long-buried secret involving Jen that's come back to haunt her. Kathleen risks everything if she tells the truth, but until she does, no one is safe. No one is above suspicion either.

Story threads smartly intersect, with sharp, skilled precision. A deftly plotted page-turner. (Jun., 416 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Harrison