Deception by Lee Nichols

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When Emma Vaile's parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she's left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother's very cute best friend, Bennett Stern-Emma's knight in J. Crew armor-arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family's museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she's been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can't explain-it's as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

A rich New England setting filled with mystery, tradition, and prep-school intrigue make Deception the perfect choice for fans of series like Kate Brian's Private, as well as all those paranormal fans. The shocking ending will leave readers desperate for book two.


About Lee Nichols

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Lee Nichols is the author of the first Haunting Emma novel, Deception, as well as five books for adults. She lives in Maine and is married to novelist Joel N.
Published June 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 330 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance. Fiction
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When 17-year-old Emma drops her antiques-dealer parents at San Francisco's airport for a business trip, she's set for three weeks of rebellion.

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In adult author Nichols's (Tales of a Drama Queen) first book for teenagers, which launches the Haunting Emma series, 17-year-old Emma's parents leave on a trip and weeks pass without a word of their

May 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Deception

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