Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy
Alice Tully is living a secret life. Six years ago, three little girls went out to play, but only two came back. One of the friends, JJ, was convicted of the crime but released when she turns seventeen. She was given a new name and life, one that was finally free of the fear and abandonment that shaped herearly years. But now the media is revisiting the story, a shady detective has turned up in Croydon looking for JJ, and Alice finds that her old life might always come back to haunt her.
This book was good and creepy. Cassidy doesn't shy away from seedier imagery and makes few excuses for JJ's behavior. It is a good character study, a swift read, and high interest. Yay.