Recovering Dad

By Libby Sternberg
(Bancroft Press, Hardcover, 9781890862589, 248pp.)

Publication Date: November 2008

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It’s Bianca Balducci’s junior year in high school, and she’s got more than enough on her plate already—impending SAT scores, college admissions, and the mixed signals of sort-of-boyfriend Doug. But when she finds out her mother, widowed as long as Bianca can remember, is marrying Officer Steve Paluchek, a longtime family friend, things get even worse very, very quickly—because Paluchek, according to Bianca’s private-eye sister Connie, is the man responsible for the death of their police officer father.

And so Bianca is pulled into her most personal case yet—learning, for the first time, who her father truly was, even as she tries to determine who killed him. Was it Paluchek? He does seem to have ties to the immigrant smuggling ring their father was investigating. Was it Paluchek’s partner? And can Bianca figure it out before an increasingly irrational Connie makes a fatal mistake?

Edgar finalist Libby Sternberg spins a yarn that will keep Bianca fans glued to the page.

About the Author
Libby Sternberg is the author of numerous novels. Her first YA mystery was an Edgar nominee, and her romantic comedy Fire Me (written as Libby Malin) has been optioned for film. Although she originally studied voice at Peabody Conservatory, she ultimately followed her dream of becoming a writer and is now the editor-in-chief of the boutique publisher Istoria Books and a freelance copy editor for a major publisher. She lives in Pennsylvania.
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