Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe

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...and once you get to the halfway point, plan on staying up late to finish it.
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Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next.

This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.

About Michele Jaffe

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Michele Jaffe ( is the author of Rosebush, Bad Kitty, Kitty Kitty, and a number of adult thrillers. She has always dreamed of becoming either an FBI special agent or a glamorous showgirl. She lives in New York City.
Published April 12, 2012 by Razorbill. 364 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Above average
on Feb 15 2012

A twist near the end dissolves some of the tension prematurely, but much of the suspense remains until the final moment.

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Below average
Feb 27 2012

Without the page-turning tension of either emotional involvement or event, what’s left is a litany of wealth and spite.

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Project MUSE

Reviewed by Karen Coats

Whodunit and, in fact, what exactly was done and to whom are cleverly plotted with multiple surprises even for seasoned crime-fiction fans.

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Dot Scribbles

Reviewed by Dot on May 16 2012

Michele Jaffe has written another superb mystery. I was completely drawn into the story and we see everything through Eve's eyes so we experience the twists and turns as she does.

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Reviewed by Splendibird on May 10 2012

Ghost Flower, will appeal to lovers of mystery and is a great way to pass an evening – even if it means sleeping with the lights on once you’ve finished.

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Reviewed by Lucy on May 11 2012

The spooky and creepy moments, particularly in Aurora’s room at night, were very well written and had me at the edge of my chair, needing to know more.

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Reviewed by Rebekka on May 09 2012

Michelle Jaffe has a real gift with words. From the first page I was sucked in.

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Reviewed by Katy Manck on Apr 07 2012

...and once you get to the halfway point, plan on staying up late to finish it.

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