If the Witness Lied

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Delacorte Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
9 Reviews
Choicesdomatter and forgivenessispossible.

Jack Fountain knows that what’s happened to his family sounds like the most horrible soap opera anyone could ever write. But it happened—to Jack; his parents; his sisters, Smithy and Madison. And to his baby brother, Tris. What made it worse was that the media wanted to know every detail.

Now it’s almost Tris’s third birthday, and everything’s starting again. Aunt Cheryl, who’s living with the Fountain children now that their parents are gone, has decided that they will heal only if they work through their pain—on camera. The very identities they’ve created for themselves are called into question. In less than twenty-four hours their fate will change yet again, but this time they vow to not be exploited and to discover the truth.

In this gripping thriller, Caroline B. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilience—and recovery—possible.

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Story is interesting. Writing is mediocre. Still, engrossing and dramatic, though the cover's a bit bland. (And where does the picture of a candle come from? What does that relate to?) Read full review

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User Review  - Tylerballer5 - LibraryThing

I really liked this book because it was a very good mystery. My favorite part was when the dad got hit by the car or as i should say smashed but it was out of no where thats what i like about it. It ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of bestselling novels for young people. She lives in Madison, Connecticut, and New York City.

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