Blackthorn Winter

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Harcourt, Incorporated, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 335 pages
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The last place fifteen-year-old Juliana wants to be is halfway around the world in Blackthorn, England, an idyllic seaside artists' colony her mother has dragged her off to while her parents weather a trial separation. Juliana misses her father terribly and doesn't understand why her mother needs to travel so far to resurrect her artistic self, which she claims to have lost in the marriage.

Soon after they arrive in the tiny village of Blackthorn, the artists' colony is set on its heels by the murder of one of its own. Juliana feels compelled to solve the crime, but she is shocked and frightened when it seems that clues in the matter are hitting a little too close to home. Can she figure out who the murderer is before anyone else--herself included--gets hurt?

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User Review  - Mary Bronson - Goodreads

I read this book back in high school and I loved it! I loved the plot and characters of the story. Once I got started I could not put the book down. I had to keep on reading to find out what happened ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zahara - Goodreads

I really like this book and have reread it and probably will over and over again. The writing is good and you can get a real image of the characters and setting. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

KATHRYN REISS's other novels include Pale Phoenix and PaperQuake: A Puzzle, both finalists for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, and Time Windows, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in northern California.

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