Sunday, June 20, 2010
THE KILLER'S DAUGHTER by Vivian Oldaker
It's hard enough to move and leave your friends behind to start over in a new town and a new school, but think about doing that as the daughter of a man once accused of murder. That's what happened to Emma.
Almost immediately Emma became the target for bullies. Even though her father was accused of murdering her grandmother, the jury eventually declared him not guilty. That doesn't seem to matter to a group of very vocal students in her new school and even other folks she meets in her new community.
Fortunately, Emma meets Bruce who lives and works with his grandfather in a local shop. Bruce becomes a sort of protector and confidant for Emma. Together they embark on a plan to prove Emma's father innocence beyond any doubt.
Using a school trip as cover, they travel to the scene of the crime hoping to discover new evidence. Secrets are revealed that give Emma just the information she needs to settle things once and for all, but she puts herself in a dangerous position that might ruin everything. What would her father think if he knew his daughter risked her life in defense of his?
THE KILLER'S DAUGHTER by Vivian Oldaker is a book designed to satisfy fans of mystery and suspense. Oldaker takes the likeable character of Emma and places her in a stressful and compromising position. Readers will root for Emma as she struggles to make her way through a new situation and as she tries to return to the past to right a terrible wrong. Most teen readers will be able to relate to Emma's frustration with adults who don't always appreciate her insight and maturity, but at the same time, worry for her as she takes some dangerous risks to prove her point.