Next in my series of New Jersey author’s, I’m pleased to present Jennifer Walkup whose romantic YA thriller SECOND VERSE will draw you into the shadows.
When Lange moves with her mom to a 200-year-old farmhouse, she has no clue what chilling history awaits her. A séance puts Lange in touch with Ginny, a girl who was murdered. Vaughn, a cute musician from her high school, was holding her hand during the séance. He, too heard the whispered warning of the ghost, words that will haunt Lange through the rest of the book.
As Lange and Vaughn work to solve the mystery behind who killed Ginny, they draw closer and closer together. But someone is watching them, a killer bent on using their love against them. Is possible that the same person who murdered Ginny all those years ago is now after Lange? Will she be able to outsmart him…or will history repeat itself?
I absolutely loved Walkup’s authentic teen voice which is clear from the banter between Lange and her friends in the very first scene and holds until the end of the book. Walkup creates a fine web of tension as Lange discovers clue after grizzly clue. One of the most intriguing things about the book was the title which I believe is a reference to the saying: “Second verse, same as the first.” This theme ties in not only with the spiritual connection between Lange and Ginny’s characters but also blends in with the presence of music in the book as Vaughn is a talented songwriter. Don’t miss this eerie YA romance!
Visit Jennifer Walkup’s site for more about SECOND VERSE and news on her new, upcoming title, THIS ORDINARY LIFE!
Michelle Joyce Bond