Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy's suicide, she figures she's in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn't take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.
As Scarlett finds herself deep in a world of cults, curses, and the seemingly supernatural, she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks...and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father's murder.
Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Jennifer Latham has had some really normal jobs and some really weird ones, including school psychologist, middle school teacher, yoga instructor, and autopsy assistant. She was born in New York City and currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scarlett Undercover is her debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's a pleasure to be inside Scarlett's mind as she moves among the adults that protect and respect her. The author's funny comparisons are a nod to both film noir and Guy Noir. Scarlett is savvy but rarely cynical. Scarlett herself is the most appealing part of the book. The crimes are just the topic of conversation.
Loved the characters and the story line.