Darcy’s mother is getting out of jail. Ten years ago she was convicted of throwing his baby sister off a fifth floor balcony. Kat survived, but Darcy has spent the last decade raising his sister, giving her the love and support she has been denied by an absent mother and an uncaring father.
As he grudgingly re-establishes ties with the mother he thinks he hates, he is accused of a horrific act. It will take incredible strength – his own and others – to fight the charges, but he finds that truth is often an elusive concept and that trust and love are powerful allies.
Orca Book Publishers, 2004
Awards and Nominations:
- White Pine Honour Book, 2005
- ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, 2005
- The Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award Nominee, 2005
- Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award Nominee, 2006
- Selected for Inclusion in the New York Public Library’s 2005 Books fo the Teen Age List
“This powerful novel is both heart wrenching and shocking.” – School Library Journal
“Riveting” – VOYA