Crooked River by Valerie Geary


2016 Oregon Book Award Finalist!

Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder.

Convinced their father is not a killer, the girls embark on a desperate hunt to save him and keep their damaged family together. Told in Sam and Ollie’s vibrant voices, Crooked River is a powerful literary debut that will touch readers’ hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page.

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Rhythmic, gripping, and raw. Just try to put it down.
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