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Children's LiteratureJen Forester, a senior in high school, finds herself in the middle of a murder case after attending a party one night. When news spreads of a party at Ian Klassen's home while his parents are out of town, every high school student in the small town of Fairfield, British Columbia gets excited and plans to attend. When the murder of Ted Granville, a local banker, becomes front-page news, the whole town questions who would commit such a horrific crime. As Jen begins to investigate for the school news television program, she finds herself questioning some of her closest friends as well as her boyfriend. An internal conflict develops, as Jen must decide between doing the right and moral thing and being loyal to her friends. Kyi's suspenseful presentation invokes the reader to keep reading until Jen solves the murder. Because the plot revolves around the murder, the reader does not see much character development. However, the story illustrates well the struggle between being honest, caving in to peer pressure, and speaking up for your beliefs. 2003, Orca Book Publishers, Ages 13 to 17.