By Susan Beth Pfeffer
“Willa’s frankly portrayed grief, confusion, and uncertainties could have a powerful effect on readers.” –Publishers Weekly, starred evaluate Sixteen-year-old Willa is lucky to have a cheerful mixed relatives. yet a frantic mobilephone name from Pryor, Texas, shatters the calm. Willa’s start father has murdered his moment spouse and daughters . . . and the police imagine he’s on his approach east to seek down Willa and her mom. As this aggravating tragedy necessarily exposes family members secrets and techniques to Willa and her neighborhood, she struggles along with her personal damaging mystery
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There were three little girls," Officer Schultz said. " I repeated. "What do you mean there were three little girls? " "Maybe we should wait until your mother gets home," Officer Rivera said. The telephone rang. I jumped out of my chair and ran to the kitchen to answer it. "Willa, it's Brooke. Daddy and I are on our way to the club," she said. "We're all right and Alyssa is too, and if Terri doesn't show up when she's supposed to, the police will start looking for her. " I could hear her and Jack whispering, and then Brooke got back on.
She'd see him in church every Sunday. He and his wife had a little daughter and newborn twin girls. " "But his letter disturbed you," Officer Rivera said. " "No," Mom said. "It was more his tone than anything. It brought back a lot of bad memories. " Officer Rivera asked. " Mom glanced at me, then looked away. "Budge and I both had tempers," she said. "It was a bad marriage. " "All right," Officer Schultz said, putting away his notebook. "I think you should pack a couple of days' worth of clothes, just to be on the safe side.
He asked. " "I'm fine," I said. "It's Faye. She called Mom four times to tell her something bad's happened to someone named Budge. I don't understand any of it, but there's an Amber Alert for a twin and I guess this Budge person's involved, and Faye's really scared for Mom. " Just telling Jack all that made me feel better, made me feel foolish. Jack said the right things. Jack always said the right things. "I need you to do two things," he said. " The chart was right in front of me. "Alyssa has practice from two to four," I said.