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A Brilliant Death
by Robin Yocum

Published: 2016-04-05
Paperback : 272 pages
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A 2017 EDGAR® AWARD FINALIST! Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? While it was generally accepted that she had died when a coal barge rammed the pleasure boat she was sharing with her lover, her body was never found. Travis Baron was an infant when his ...
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A 2017 EDGAR® AWARD FINALIST! Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? While it was generally accepted that she had died when a coal barge rammed the pleasure boat she was sharing with her lover, her body was never found. Travis Baron was an infant when his mother disappeared. After the accident and the subsequent publicity, Travis’s father scoured the house of all evidence that Amanda Baron had ever lived, and her name was never to be uttered around him. Now in high school, Travis yearns to know more about his mother. With the help of his best friend, Mitch Malone, Travis begins a search for the truth about the mother he never knew. The two boys find an unlikely ally: an alcoholic former detective who served time for falsifying evidence. Although his reputation is in tatters, the information the detective provides about the death of Amanda Baron is indisputable—and dangerous. Nearly two decades after her death, Travis and Mitch piece together a puzzle lost to the dark waters of the Ohio River. They know how Amanda Baron died, and why. Now what do they do with the information?

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  "A Brilliant Death"by Sheller5921 (see profile) 02/01/17

This is a mystery for those (like me) that are not mystery fans. The characters are beautifully drawn and it is well written. No waste here- very well edited. The scenes bring a small town upbringing to... (read more)

 
  "A Brillant Death"by monteirc (see profile) 02/01/17

Teenagers solve the mystery of Travis' mother's disappearance. Great, fast moving book.

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