Black Flowers, White Lies

Black Flowers, White Lies

by Yvonne Ventresca

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A 2017 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal Winner!
Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But she may not be the only one with secrets. Ella’s mother might be lying about how Dad died sixteen years ago. Newfound evidence points to his death in a psychiatric hospital, not as a result of a tragic car accident as her mother always claimed. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger.

When a handprint much like the one Ella left on her father’s tombstone mysteriously appears on the bathroom mirror, at first she wonders if Dad is warning her of danger as he did once before. If it’s not a warning, could her new too-good-to-be-true boyfriend be responsible for the strange occurrences? Or maybe it’s the grieving building superintendent whose dead daughter strongly resembles Ella? As the unexplained events become more frequent and more sinister, Ella becomes terrified about who—or what—might harm her.

Soon the evidence points to someone else entirely: Ella herself. What if, like her father, she’s suffering from a breakdown? In this second novel from award-winning author Yvonne Ventresca, Ella desperately needs to find answers, no matter how disturbing the truth might be.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510709881
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 606,225
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Yvonne Ventresca is also the author of Pandemic, winner of a 2015 Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her other works include the short story “Escape to Orange Blossom,” which was selected for the dystopian anthology Prep for Doom, as well as two nonfiction books and numerous articles. She resides with her family in Chatham, New Jersey.

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