Deception (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jun 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
29 Reviews
When Emma Vaile's parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she's left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother's very cute best friend, Bennett Stern-Emma's knight in J. Crew armor-arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family's museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she's been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can't explain-it's as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

A rich New England setting filled with mystery, tradition, and prep-school intrigue make Deception the perfect choice for fans of series like Kate Brian's Private, as well as all those paranormal fans. The shocking ending will leave readers desperate for book two.

  

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What I really like about this book is the plot. - Goodreads
Deception is a real page turner. - Goodreads
I loved the character and the ending was genius. - Goodreads
First things first: The plot. - Goodreads
It is well written with a plot that does not quit. - Goodreads
But here's where Lee's writing takes off. - Goodreads

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User Review  - thehidingspot - LibraryThing

DECEPTION has reminded me that it has been entirely too long since I’ve read a good ghostly mystery. When I picked up the novel I thought it looked good, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I would end ... Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

Another book I wasn’t sure about but ended up enjoying. Emma’s a fun character and I wasn’t annoyed by her or the writing, which is always nice. (And I mean that with real sincerity: my most common ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
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Section 3
16
Section 4
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Section 5
28
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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About the author (2010)

Lee Nichols was raised in Santa Barbara, California-the setting of her adult novels Tales of a Drama Queen, Hand-Me-Down and True Lies of a Drama Queen. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she studied history and psychology. She now lives in Maine and is married to novelist Joel N. Ross. Deception is her first novel for young adults.

www.leenicholsbooks.com

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