The Killing Woods

By Lucy Christopher    Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545461016 Paperback
384 Pages | 5.28" x 8" | Ages 14 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545461009 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.82" x 8.54" | Ages 14 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545576710 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

The latest thrilling adventure from the author of the Printz Honor Book Stolen, now in paperback!

Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd’s dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl’s broken body. “Gone,” he says, then retreats into silence.

What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent — isn’t he? Before he’s convicted, she’s got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee’s charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her — the kinds of games that can kill?

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Praise for The Killing Woods:

* “A gripping, heartbreaking, emotionally substantial look at war wounds and the allure of danger." —Kirkus, starred review

“[A] tense and nimbly crafted psychological thriller . . . Two meticulously constructed voices assemble a dark and unnerving puzzle in this immersive mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“A creepy and atmospheric psychological puzzler . . . the book offers plenty of tension and secrecy, making it a satisfyingly escapist piece of realism.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books