Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ghost Flower by Michelle Jaffe

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Ghost Flower 
by Michelle Jaffe
358 pages
Mystery/Thriller YA
April 2012

Book Jacket Summary
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.

My Thoughts
I was immediately sucked into this book because it reminded me of the books I read in the 90's when Lois Duncan and RL Stine ruled the book shelves. It was everything I missed from that time period but with a longer page count which helped flesh out characters. Plus Michelle Jaffe is best friends with Meg Cabot.
Eve looks exactly like Aurora and that is the key to Bain and Bridgette's plan to get Aurora's  inheritance money. Eve has been in and out of foster home through the years and has landed in Phoenix as a barista in a Starbucks. She does not have much and is willing to go along with the scheme. There are some real thriller moments and Jaffe can set up a great cast of characters whose motives are up in the air. I was invested in what happened to Eve and how she was going to play Aurora through the book. I do not want to go into a lot of detail about the book because it has several twists and really good ending. If you like a good mystery and thriller I would go pick this one up! 

Book Pairings
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