Here Lies Daniel Tate (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481480765, 400pp.
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
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It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. At first too traumatized to speak, he is eventually able to tell the authorities who he is and is reunited with his overjoyed family. In time, they tell him, he’ll recover the memories he’s missing; all that matters is that they have him back.
It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing:
That boy isn’t Daniel Tate.
But he wants to be. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Daniel has everything he’s ever dreamed of—wealth, privilege, the chance to make a fresh start, and most importantly, a family that loves him. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck.
Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth—he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.
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Praise For Here Lies Daniel Tate…
— Beth Revis, author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
"Fans of thrillers and mysteries will love reading this title. . . .This fresh crossover work will resonate with teens and adults alike. VERDICT A unique suspense novel with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing. A must-have for all library collections."
"Delightfully taut, intense"
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Terrill builds and holds suspense while adroitly working in issues of wealth, class, race, and sexual orientation. Sophisticated readers with a penchant for noir will enjoy the cleverly designed plot and subtle characterization."
"A good, suspenseful thriller."