We are so excited to host Young Adult author April Henry at the store for an after-school pizza party celebrating the release of her new book, Girl Forgotten! Piper Gray starts a true-crime podcast investigating a seventeen-year-old cold case in this thrilling YA murder mystery by New York Times bestselling author April Henry. She will be in conversation with author Amelia Brunskill with time for Q&A from the audience following the discussion. Pizza will be served and there will be a raffle for fun prizes!
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More About the Book: Seventeen years ago, Layla Trello was murdered and her killer was never found. Enter true-crime fan Piper Gray, who is determined to reopen Layla’s case and get some answers. With the help of Jonas—who has a secret of his own—Piper starts a podcast investigating Layla’s murder. But as she digs deeper into the mysteries of the past, Piper begins receiving anonymous threats telling her to back off the investigation, or else. The killer is still out there, and Piper must uncover their identity before they silence her forever.
Publishers Weekly says, "Henry questions the ethics of true crime as entertainment in this tightly twisted thriller…. Henry’s socially aware prose, interspersed with podcast transcripts and newspaper clippings, deftly depicts Piper’s altruistic commitment to justice…. red herrings, dramatic cliff-hangers, and a growing body count keep the plot suspenseful."
More About the Author: April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and fourteen novels for teens, including Two Truths and a Lie; Girl, Stolen, and The Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award and won the Anthony Award for Best YA Mystery. She lives in Oregon. Learn more about her HERE.
More About Our Conversation Partner: Amelia Brunskill is a writer and a librarian. Her first novel, The Window, was a young adult mystery that was nominated for the Chicago Review of Books Award for fiction, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and the NYSRA’s Charlotte Award. Her second novel, Wolfpack, is a young adult mystery written in verse that will be coming out in 2023. Her short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, and Arts & Letters, and has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Agency Literary Award. She was born under sunny Australian skies, but now lives in Illinois, which has its own charms. You can find out more about here HERE.
Piper Gray starts a true-crime podcast investigating a seventeen-year-old cold case in this thrilling YA murder mystery by New York Times bestselling author April Henry.
Seventeen years ago, Layla Trello was murdered and her killer was never found. Enter true-crime fan Piper Gray, who is determined to reopen Layla’s case and get some answers.