Crooked River by Valerie Geary; 2014; $25.99; 326 pages; William Morrow, New York, NY; 978-0-06-232659-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 2/11/-18-2/15/18
Why did I read this? Valerie just began as a volunteer at the Title Wave so I thought I would read her work.
The mother of Ollie and Samantha McAllister has passed away and they move to the country with their father, who lives in a tipi on the land of a family friend. One day they discover a body in the Crooked River, instead of alerting the police they allow the body to float downstream. They find clues but instead of telling the police they try and solve the case themselves. When their father is charged with the murder things start to quickly go downhill. Each of the girls is different, Sam in very pragmatic while Ollie sees spirits around them. This is a mystery of many different levels and wonderfully told story which alternates between the viewpoints of the two girls.
What is with the title of the review? Ollie is a reader who sees spirits around her. Someone I can relate to.