Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Killer's Cousin

by Nancy Werlin

David was hoping for a chance to start over when he moved in with his uncle, aunt and his 11 year old cousin Lily.  A chance to be around people who didn't know about the trial and his acquittal.  People who didn't know that he had been suspected of killing his girlfriend.  But he is not the only person trying to hide their past.  The house he's now living in holds its fair share of secrets.  Secrets which might not only destroy him, but his whole family.

The Killer's Cousin is a psychological thriller which captivates the reader from the beginning.  The crime David was just acquitted of as the book starts is revealed in pieces through the book.  His sinister cousin Lily is surprisingly disturbing and worrisome.  The reader finds themselves wondering just how much of what is happening is real or how much might just be in the heads of the characters.  It's a book which will appeal to older tweens.

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Level: 7th-8th Grade

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