By Nancy Werlin

Speak, Paperback, 9780142414910, 376pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin
Inspired by the classic folk ballad Scarborough Fair, this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

About the Author
NANCY WERLIN was born in Massachusetts, where she still lives. In writing for teenagers, she always strives to combine the emotional intensity of a coming-of-age story with the page-turning tension of a suspense thriller. Nancy s books have won numerous awards and accolades, including the Edgar award for The Killer s Cousin, which was also named one of the 100 Best of the Best for the 21st Century by the American Library Association. Her most recent book, The Rules of Survival, was a National Book Award Finalist. Visit her web site at