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Gr 7-11-Harper can't believe that Logan Townsend has fallen for her of all people. He's everything that a dream boyfriend should be: handsome, sensitive, attentive, and crazy about her. The only drawback is his disturbed twin brother. When bad things start happening in her small town of Enumclaw, Washington, she immediately suspects that Daemon is involved. Cow bones appear in mailboxes, flocks of birds are found dead, and Harper finds roses in her locker with the portentous words "I'm watching you" attached. Logan insists that his brother isn't behind all of the bedlam, but Harper isn't so sure. As she begins to unravel the mystery of the Townsend twins, she finds that the answer may be perilous. Hubbard hits the ground running with a heart-racing prologue. The story then builds with a slow burn and an ominous air. The resolution, though, is Hubbard's Achilles' heel. The book has so much potential as a modern take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but falls flat with an unbelievable conclusion instead. Still, fans of mystery thrillers who are looking for a light read will find it enjoyable.-Kimberly Castle-Alberts, Hudson Library & Historical Society, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Harper is racing for her life. Her pursuer is gaining ground behind her as she thrashes through the wet woods. Finally she can go no farther, trapped on the cliff rising above the Green River. Harper turns around and finds him gazing at her, dark eyes murderous. Now cut back in time one month earlier to a happy, lovestruck Harper. She can hardly believe that Logan, the gorgeous new boy in town, has picked her to be his girlfriend. His smile brightens up a room, while his dark eyes are kind and doting. Meanwhile, strange events are happening in her town. Bloodied cow bones show up in mailboxes, dead birds are strewn across a parking lot, and stop signs disappear from intersections. When Harper and her friends become victims of violent “accidents,” Harper suspects that her new love is somehow involved. The atmospheric setting of a small town set on the banks of the Green River in Washington—burial grounds for the notorious Green River Killer—adds to the Hitchcockesque tension. Hand to fans of Lois Duncan’s thrillers. Grades 7-12. --Diane Colson
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