The River by Mary Jane Beaufrand

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When Ronnie moves from the city to a small town in rural Oregon, she feels secluded from everything and everyone -- except for Karen, a young girl whom she babysits. So when she discovers Karen's lifeless body in the river, Ronnie is compelled to uncover the truth and solve her murder. As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the mystery of Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.
Dark River (originally published under the title The River) will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

About Mary Jane Beaufrand

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Mary Jane Beaufrand is the author of The River and Primavera. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, two children and a stubborn basset hound.
Published April 10, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 221 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Running helps Ronnie cope, and she looks forward to it until the day her carefree run turns into a mad dash for help.

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"Run, Ronnie, run."

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Eventually, Ronnie recognizes a real friend in young Karen, who introduces her to a whole new way of looking at the world, one with mystery, discovery and fascination.One day, however, Karen goes missing.

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