Useless Bay by M. J. Beaufrand

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On Whidbey Island, the Gray quintuplets are the stuff of legend. Pixie and her brothers have always been bigger and blonder than their neighbors, as if they were birthed from the island itself. Together, they serve as an unofficial search-and-rescue team for the island, saving tourists and locals alike from the forces of wind and sea. But, when a young boy goes missing, the mysteries start to pile up. While searching for him, they find his mother’s dead body instead—and realize that something sinister is in their midst. Edgar-nominated author M. J. Beaufrand has crafted another atmospheric thriller with a touch of magical realism that fans of mystery and true crime will devour.
 

About M. J. Beaufrand

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M. J. Beaufrand is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters and The River, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. She lives in Seattle.
 
Published October 18, 2016 by Amulet Books. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 9 Up—Family secrets and hidden connections drive this exciting, slightly uneven offering. When Grant, the son of a wealthy businessman, goes missing on Washington's Whitby Island, the family calls on the Gray quintuplets to track him down. The strong and fearless siblings are connected to the ...

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