I.O.U. (Jenny Cain Series #7)

I.O.U. (Jenny Cain Series #7)

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by Nancy Pickard
     
 

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The layered plot of the latest in the excellent Jenny Cain series (SAY NO TO MURDER) finds the Port Frederick, Mass., sleuth probing the cause of her recently deceased mother's insanity. Cain discovers that her mother's mental collapse many years before coincided with the bankruptcy of the family business. The closing of Cain Clams created considerable unemployment…  See more details below

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The layered plot of the latest in the excellent Jenny Cain series (SAY NO TO MURDER) finds the Port Frederick, Mass., sleuth probing the cause of her recently deceased mother's insanity. Cain discovers that her mother's mental collapse many years before coincided with the bankruptcy of the family business. The closing of Cain Clams created considerable unemployment locally and countless enemies for the Cains--one such foe may now be trying to prevent the amateur detective from delving further into her family's past and the town's secrets. As she tracks down public mysteries, Cain unearths painful personal issues; an attempt on her life, construed as an effort at suicide, forces her to deal with the legacy of her mother's madness. Pickard masterfully resolves both plot lines in this affecting, provocative novel centering around the mystery at the heart of mother-daughter relationships.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Amateur sleuth Jenny Cain examines her deceased mother's insanity, investigates the bankruptcy of her family's business and reckons with an attempt on her own life in this multilayered, affecting novel. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
YA-- A contemporary, entertaining mystery that begins at the funeral of Jenny's mother, who had been hospitalized for mental illness many years before. An overheard whisper of ``I'm sorry, it was an accident,'' starts Jenny wondering about her father's loss of the family business, his affair with her stepmother, the cause of her mother's illness, and whether it can be inherited. Her sleuthing unravels the answers to these and many more questions in this fast-paced novel, and she reacts believably to the unusual combination of events in her life. Although there are more situations in this mystery/soap opera than would likely happen in real life to any one person, they will grab readers' interest and hold it until every loose end is clarified and resolved. --Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451617672
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Series:
Jenny Cain Series , #7
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
398,803
File size:
2 MB

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