Nearly Gone #2
Releases from Kathy Dawson Books (Penguin) on June 2nd
The sequel to the highly praised and intricately plotted Nearly Gone--a YA urban mystery that's perfect for fans of Bones, Numbers, and The Body Finder
After Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered, buried on a golf course, with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. When Nearly finds out the corpse is the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the body is connected to her father's disappearance five years ago. Nearly, Reece, and Nearly's classmates--Vince, Jeremy, and Eric--start a dangerous investigation into their fathers' pasts that threatens Nearly's fragile romance with Reece, and puts all them in the killer's path.
I read Nearly Gone last year and absolutely loved it, it was one of the books that launched my YA mystery/thriller kick that's still going strong even now. While I figured out a major revelation about the clues long before Nearly did in the first book, I thought the mystery was still really well done and the romance was exactly how I like my romances in this genre: prominent and tension-filled but yet secondary to the mystery itself. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Nearly and Reece get themselves into this time around!