Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it’s
a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn’t suspect the island
will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to
hear “whispers”—the thoughts of others—Becca is on the run from her stepfather,
whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon
befriended by Derric, a Ugandan orphan adopted by a local family—Seth, a
kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic
who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic
This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing
sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, romance, and
the paranormal. Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley
crime novels, brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive
characterization, and top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.
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