Dramatic Mystery

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Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon is a dramatic mystery about a teenage girl who shows up dead in the home of a well-off family in an affluential neighborhood. Drama ensues as friendly alliances are tested and parents do their best to maintain their children's innocence.

Although this book did have more drama then I prefer in a mystery, the author effectively had me convinced I knew "who-dun-it" and I did not. The ending left me feeling a bit like I didn't get the resolution I needed, but that feeling is an accurate depiction of how most would feel because of judicial injustice so it seems fitting.

I thought it was interesting how the dynamic of the "rich kids" was exposed as the parents were willing to go to great lengths to ensure their sweet babes were not charged in anyway. Probably something that happens in real life more than we know.

I would give this 3.5 stars, but have rounded up to a 4.