A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A pleasant small-town mystery set in the Ohio Valley. Two teenage best friends--Travis and Mitch--spend their high school career investigating the death of Travis's mother. Supposedly she died jumping off a boat naked with her lover while Travis was asleep at home as a baby, but the story doesn't add up. Travis's father is abusive and never wants to talk about anything, so the two of them have to investigate on their own. I didn't think things seemed very realistic at the end, but it was still a good read. Loved the occasional quirky line in the book that was funny.
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