A Brilliant Death

A Brilliant Death

eBook - 2016
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"In the summer of 1967, Travis Baron and his best friend begin to unravel a mystery almost two decades old about the death of Amanda Baron-the mother that Travis never knew"-- Provided by publisher.
"Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? While it was generally accepted that she had died when a coal barge rammed the pleasure boat she was sharing with her lover, her body was never found. Travis Baron was an infant when his mother disappeared. After the accident and the subsequent publicity, Travis's father scoured the house of all evidence that Amanda Baron had ever lived, and her name was never to be uttered around him. Now in high school, Travis yearns to know more about his mother. With the help of his best friend, Mitch Malone, Travis begins a search for the truth about the mother he never knew. The two boys find an unlikely ally: an alcoholic former detective who served time for falsifying evidence. Although his reputation is in tatters, the information the detective provides about the death of Amanda Baron is indisputable--and dangerous. Nearly two decades after her death, Travis and Mitch piece together a puzzle lost to the dark waters of the Ohio River. They know how Amanda Baron died, and why. Now what do they do with the information?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781633881297
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jun 02, 2016

Easy read, young adult novel.
Realistic tale of 2 high schoolers
trying to find the truth behind an apparent death.

Good character description and locations easily visualized.

Give it 21/2 stars out of 4

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