Did Jessica murder one of her playmates, a troubled boy named Charlie, when she was twelve years old? Disturbed by a recurring dream and needing to clear her conscience, Jessica returns to Victoria, British Columbia, her hometown and the site of the possible crime. There she catches up with her longtime best friend, Jilly, who confirms that Charlie did in fact go missing the week that Jessica’s family relocated to Australia. But a memoryerasing bout of meningitis at the time of the incident means Jessica doesn’t recall the questioning police officers, the extensive ground search, or being the last person to see Charlie alive.
Jilly keeps Jessica from tackling the dangerous dilemma alone and summons the police when the two become neck deep in trouble. Will Jessica be able to acquit herself of murder before entering college in Calgary, or will her memory of Charlie’s death remain a fear she must learn to live with?
In Return to Bone Tree Hill, experienced YA writer Kristin Butcher chronicles a mystery that has the reader piecing together the evidence alongside Jessica and Jilly. From life and love conversations under the Bone Tree and the feverish nightmare that continues to offer nebulous clues, to midnight sleuthing and a few life or death confrontations, even the most reluctant readers will be caught up by the minutetominute action of these furtive, accidental detectives.
|Publisher:||Thistledown Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Teacher turned author, Kristin Butcher’s professional writing career began in 1997 with the publication of her novel, The Runaways. Fourteen more books have since followed including CLA honour book, The Gramma War (Orca Book Publishers), and Chocolate Lily Award winning Zee’s Way (Orca Book Publishers). Whether she’s writing for a younger audience or for teens, Butcher is totally devoted to drawing her readers into her books so that they become a part of the story. Butcher lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.