By Jenn Ashworth
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062076038, 343pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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Im sitting on my couch, watching the local news. Theres Chloes parents, the mayor, the hangers on, all grouped round the pond for the ceremony. Its ten years since Chloe and Carl drowned. You can tell from their faces that something has gone wrong. But Im the one who knows straightaway that the mayor has found a body. And I know who it is.
Jenn Ashworths gripping and unforgettable Cold Light is the story of a friendship unsettling in its intensity and of one terrible summer when lies, secrets, jealousy, and perversion result in tragedy more twisted and evil than one unsuspecting community can handle. A dark tale with a surreal edge, it follows two fourteen-year-old girls, best friends, as they confront the dangers of a predatory adult world, where truth is cruelly sacrificed in the name of innocence.