Lainey Bloom’s high
school senior year is a complete disaster. The popular clique, led by
mean girl Wynter Woods, bullies her constantly. The principal threatens
not to let her graduate with the class of 1997 unless she completes a
major research project. And everyone blames her for the death of
Wynter’s boyfriend, Danny Obregon.
Danny, a gorgeous musician,
stole Lainey’s heart when he stole a kiss at a concert. But a week
later, he was run down on a dangerous stretch of road. When he dies in
her arms, she fears she’ll never know if he really would have broken up
with Wynter to be with her.
Then his ghost shows up, begging her
to solve his murder. Horrified by the dismal fate that awaits him if he
never crosses over, Lainey seeks the dark truth amidst small town
secrets, family strife, and divided loyalties. But every step she takes
toward discovering what really happened the night Danny died pulls her
further away from the beautiful boy she can never touch again.
Kimberly G. Giarratano, a forever Jersey girl, now lives in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and small children. A former teacher and YA librarian, Kimberly adores Etsy, Jon Stewart, The Afghan Whigs, ’90s nostalgia, and (of course) everything YA. She also speaks Spanish, but is woefully out of practice.
Kimberly always dreamed of being a published author. Her other dream is to live in Key West, Florida where she can write in a small studio, just like Hemingway.