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August 12, 1993
Kevin Gardner was not home, even though it was way past his eleven-o’clock curfew. Kevin was a good kid, and it was unusual for him to stay out late without calling to let his parents know where he was. When he didn’t show up the next morning, his father called the police.
That same night a police officer had received a dispatch to meet some individuals at Cedar Lake. They had discovered a body. It was Kevin’s.
Before long, the focus of the investigation turned to Kevin’s friend Roy
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Susan Kuklin is the author of nonfiction books for young adults and children. She is also a professional photographer whose photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She and her husband live in New York City.
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, James Cook Book Award Honoree, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Kansas State Reading Circle, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List