A twisted murder, a tangle of lies... Now Rylee must run for her life What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie? Rylee is fifteen. She comes home from school one afternoon to find the most shocking thing possible - her father dead, with a knife through his heart, and a key clutched in his hand. Her mother's purse is on the counter, but she appears to be long gone. A message in blood is written on the floor... RUN. With her brother in tow, Rylee begins a dark journey, one that will uncover horrific and chilling crimes and lead her to an unexpected and gruesome discovery about her real father and what - or who - is behind his insatiable desire to kill. By the journey's end Rylee's childhood is a long way behind her... RUN is the first title in the new Vengeance series, following Rylee as she begins to piece together the story of her life and to avenge unpunished crimes - starting with her own. This is DEXTER with a feisty female protagonist unlike any other in contemporary young adult fiction.
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Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Gregg has written eight non-fiction books, eight novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. In addition to television and radio appearances, he has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post. His Young Adult novel, ENVY, was the official selection of Washington State for the National Book Festival. Gregg, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school-dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a miniature dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater). Follow Gregg at www.greggolsen.com or on Twitter: @Gregg_OlsenFrom School Library Journal:
Gr 10 Up—Rylee comes home from school one day to hear the water running. She assumes her younger brother has left it on, and goes into the bathroom to shut it off. Then she finds her stepfather lying on the floor with a knife sticking out of his chest and her mother gone. Readers discover that Rylee and her family have been on the run for almost all of her life. The teen has yet to realize how deep the lies that she has been told go. When she follows the clues her mother has left, she learns that her real father is a serial rapist and killer—and her mother is the victim who got away. Rylee believes her mother has just seven days to live before he will kill her. Though the story line should grab readers, the plot just does not hold together. The misogynistic story is poorly written and unbelievable, and at times it is difficult to know which character is speaking the dialogue. Readers are just never sure why exactly it is that Rylee's mother—and her stepfather—went along with her violent father for almost two decades. Teens looking for a page-turning story of survival would be better off with April Henry's The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die (Holt, 2013) or Gail Giles's Dead Girls Don't Write Letters (Roaring Book, 2003). VERDICT Not recommended for purchase.—Deanna McDaniel, Genoa Middle School, OH
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Buchbeschreibung Hot Key Books Mrz 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - What if you discovered that you are not who you thought you were That your parents are not who they claimed to be Maddie O'Neal is fifteen and her young brother, Danny, is eleven.They come home from school one afternoon to find their father dead. Their mother's purse is on the counter, but she is gone. A message is written in blood. RUN. In their father's hand is a key to somewhere. They go on the run, on a quest for the truth, and they will do whatever it takes to unearth it. But they don't know if they want to find their mother to save her or to kill her. Run is the first in The Vengeance Club series, and follows Maddie as she pieces together the story of her life, as she seeks to avenge unpunished crimes - starting with her own. This is a YA Dexter with a feisty female protagonist unlike any in contemporary young adult fiction. 400 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781471401855