Blood Wounds

Blood Wounds

By Susan Beth Pfeffer

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547496382, 248pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

Description

Blood can both wound and heal . . .

Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa's peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear.



About the Author
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of more than seventy books including the New York Times bestseller Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for more than twenty state awards. This riveting tale about life after a meteor devastates the earth is continued in two critically acclaimed companion novels, The Dead & The Gone and This World We Live In. Susan Beth Pfeffer lives in Middletown, New York.


Praise For Blood Wounds

"This intense psychological drama, showing the brightest and darkest sides of humanity, offers remarkable acts of courage and disturbing images of domestic violence. Willa's frankly portrayed grief, confusion, and uncertainties will have a strong impact on readers."—Publishers Weekly, starred review   "The sheer drama of the plot will draw readers, and they’ll stay for an insightful exploration of the way families go both right and wrong."--Bulletin