September 2012, MacMillan
266 pzges, Paperback
Themes: suspicious death, life as a foster child, renewed friendships, unexpected help, distrust, ignoring help, being too confident, finding yourself, missing child, parent:/guardian relationship, occasional violence, mild teen romance
Summary from Pan MacMillan
Did she jump or was she pushed?
When Sophie's cousin Danielle dies after a fall from her balcony, the police dismiss her death as suicide. She had broken up with her boyfriend and had suffered from depression in the past. Sophie isn't so sure, however, and when she finds a memory stick in a pair of Dani's old jeans, some new photos and information come to light that point to something more sinister.
Sophie and her friend Reece investigate further and soon find out that Dani was involved with something very dark and very dangerous. As Sophie and Reece become more and more deeply involved they put themselves in huge danger too, accessing secret data, facing kidnap attempts and worse. And as they uncover the terrible truth about what really happened to Dani, Sophie and Reece must also face their feelings for each other...
This book was exactly as I expected it to be: full of drama, lots of issues for Sophie and Reece to face, refusal to believe them because they aren't adults, times when they didn't think of the consequences of their actions, and awesome plot twists that made me smile at how well they fitted in the story. Sophie learns a very important lesson about her life in foster care, while Reece and his mother have revelations of their own in this 10/10 read.
If you like family secrets and drama, you must check out one series by Sophie McKenzie which starts with Girl, Missing (I read but didn't review it)