Waveringby Virginia Frazier
After Joy's middle-aged father has a fatal heart attack, she and her mother, Elise Wright, become financially strapped, and have no choice but to move to Wavering, Illinois, to try to rekindle some form of a relationship with her grandparents. Albeit the grandfather is quiet and friendly, the grandmother reeks of stale cigarettes, her personality is as crude and… See more details below
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After Joy's middle-aged father has a fatal heart attack, she and her mother, Elise Wright, become financially strapped, and have no choice but to move to Wavering, Illinois, to try to rekindle some form of a relationship with her grandparents. Albeit the grandfather is quiet and friendly, the grandmother reeks of stale cigarettes, her personality is as crude and unwelcoming as a poisonous snake, and her home is far from cozy. Joy isn't surprised that her mother previously didn't involve them in her life, but it isn't until later that she discovers the real reason why her mother was banished from her childhood home.
Lost in a maze of cornfields on the way to their new home, Joy and her flirtatious, all-too-trusting mother, meet Jessie. The stranger, who is more than willing to help, gives Joy the heebie-jeebies.
There's also been a murder in Wavering; a town where things like that just do not happen. The mustachioed, Tom Selleck look-a-like, Detective Massey, warns the innocent, but far from naive, Joy, that she bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead woman who is at least twenty years her senior. It is with Alec, a mysterious boy from high school, whose own dysfunctional family will collide with hers in ways that might just haunt Joy for the rest of her life. Only Joy's instincts can save her from a fate worse than death...
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I've never heard of this author before, but this book was a real page turner. It only took me two days to read it because it was hard to put down. Definitely entertaining and relavent to anyone who has a teenage daughter.
This book is about a teenage girl named Joy who moves with her mother to a small town called Wavering. The town has been ripped by a couple of murders and a psychopath is disguised as one of the good, handsome townsfolk. Joy not only meets the grandparents who disowned her mother for doing something they considered dispicable, but she gets involved with a cute senior from school, has to deal with being the new girl in town, gains a new sense of self and sexuality, and learns how she is connected to the women who were murdered. Very good & a must read.
I'd never heard of this author before, but I was impressed. This book is very entertaininng and hard to put down. It's relevant to what can happen to teenagers if they're not carefull.