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No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney

No Such Person

by Caroline B. Cooney

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Fifteen-year-old Miranda Allerdon and her older sister, Lander, are spending another summer at their parents' idyllic cottage on the Connecticut River. Miranda lazes about with the neighborhood kids while Lander focuses intensely on her medical studies, essentially ignoring her younger sister. After the Allerdons and their neighbors witness a frightening boating accident, Lander begins dating one of the men involved in the accident—a man Miranda thinks is dangerous. Unfortunately, the sisters have never been close, and Lander refuses to consider Miranda’s warnings. Then Lander is arrested for murder, and the Allerdons scramble to help their eldest daughter. Only Miranda manages to think clearly as she circumvents the police in an effort to clear her sister’s name.

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  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
A murder mystery in a small town raises suspicions when a member of a well-regarded family in the community is implicated. ( )
  ShellyPYA | Mar 19, 2016 |
Interesting plotting. Only eleven chapters, alternating between two sisters' points of view in each and every chapter. The story opens with the twenty-two-year-old sister, Lander, as she is being taken in by the police for questioning about a murder. Her fingerprints are on the gun believed to be the murder weapon after Lander had gone target shooting (a first for her) with a young man she knew for only one week, Jason Firenza. It is Jason's male friend, Derry, who has been shot dead. But then, when the police try to locate the mysterious Jason Firenza, they find no such person. Fifteen-year-old sister, Miranda, suspects that Jason deals drugs and set up her sister. And Lander, a future-medical-student, doesn't do drugs. All this takes place on the Connecticut River, where the two sisters' family owns a summer cottage. Told in present-tense, the plot moves along with a tone of immediacy, keeps the reader in suspense, and is well-supported by secondary characters. Since facts and clues are revealed ever so slowly by way of questions and the private thoughts of the two sisters, it's an absorbing whodunit, especially for readers who also like to get inside characters' heads. ( )
  PaperDollLady | Aug 4, 2015 |
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From the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller The Face on the Milk Carton, this riveting new thriller, set against the backdrop of a bucolic summer town on the Connecticut River, will have readers guessing until the very last page, as a seemingly innocent sibling rivalry and newfound young love turn into something much more devastating than anyone could ever have imagined.

Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life. Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed. As the girls and their parents begin another summer at their cottage on the Connecticut River, Miranda and Lander’s sibling rivalry is in high gear. Lander plans to start medical school in the fall, and Miranda feels cast in her shadow.

When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. As facts are revealed, the significance of what has happened weighs heavily on all. How can the family prepare for what the future may hold?

"Jangling suspense juxtaposed with cozy details of family life keeps thriller master Cooney’s latest zooming along." — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Full of twists and turns . . . has all the elements that keep young mystery lovers coming back for more."--School Library Journal

"No one writes suspense like Cooney . . . . Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down."--Kirkus Reviews

"Cleverly plotted . . . rooted in suspense . . . fully satisfying. Mystery fans will be delighted."--Booklist

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