Sheryl Scarborough continues the adventures of teen amateur sleuth and aspiring forensic scientist Erin Blake in To Right the Wrongs, the sequel to To Catch a Killer.
Erin Blake has one goal for summer vacation: leave behind her reputation as the girl whose mom was murdered, and just be normal girl enjoying her first real romance.
Unfortunately -- or maybe fortunately for a mystery fanatic -- her hot new boyfriend has an unsolved murder in his own past. When Journey was a baby, his father was convicted of the murder of a teenage runaway and sent to prison.
Journey barely remembers his father, but he's been researching the case and something doesn't add up. His father had no reason to kill anyone, much less a teenager, and he's always maintained his innocence. Journey's convinced he was framed.
Hopefully, he and Victor, the former FBI crime scene expert, will be able to prove it. But if Journey's father didn't do it, that means somebody else did-- and after getting away with it for sixteen years, that person could be more dangerous than ever.
So, Erin and her friends are under strict orders not to meddle in the case...but that's easier said than done.
About the Author
Sheryl Scarborough worked as a writer, story editor, and series developer in children's television (Doug, Kim Possible, etc.) before receiving her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adult from Vermont College, where she studied under Rita Williams-Garcia, Tom Birdseye, Susan Fletcher, and A.M. Jenkins, among others. Her debut novel was the young adult contemporary mystery, To Catch a Killer. She lives and works in Kalama, Washington.
"Scarborough has written an intense, engrossing debut. Readers will root for Erin to find answers, laugh at her friends' antics as they play detective, and struggle to identify the killer in a plot full of red herrings and multiple suspects. This solid mystery will easily grab the attention of fans of the genre."--Booklist
"To Catch a Killer
is a tense, storming heartbeat of a thriller. Scarborough's tightly woven story merges forensic intrigue with friendship, romance, and family, nailing the dynamic stylings of Veronica Mars and the playful spirit of Bones. I could not put it down."--Cori McCarthy, author of Breaking Sky
"The fast-paced plot and Veronica Mars-esque protagonist make this book a good fit for avid mystery readers."--School Library Journal
"A relatable cast and well thought-out plot make this mystery a Sherlockian puzzle sure to impress the most hardened crime-procedural fanatic. Don your deer-stalker caps, gumshoes, you're in for a twisty ride."--Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I'm Lying
"Scarborough brings Erin to life as a teenager with a damaged past...there are enough red herrings and forensic activity to keep everyone entertained all the way through the climatic end."--VOYA