Where's Billie?: A Skeeter Hughes Mystery

Judith Yates Borger, Author . Nodin $15.95 (247p) ISBN 978-1-932472-90-5

Borger, a former reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press , successfully taps into a parent's constant concern—how to protect children in an increasingly dangerous world—in her compelling debut, the first in a series to feature Marguerite “Skeeter” Hughes, a Minneapolis Citizen reporter. While researching a story on a missing 18-year-old girl, Billie Berry, Skeeter soon senses something complex developing, especially after Billie's sleazy ex-boyfriend tells her he's heard Billie might be “turning tricks and doin' meth.” Further research takes Skeeter to the Mall of America, where she spies a handsome middle-aged man buying Abercrombie & Fitch clothes for a cute teen he's just met. Skeeter is horrified after she discovers the wolf is a middle-school principal. More snooping leads to threats to Skeeter's life as well as her marriage to a fellow reporter. Readers will want to hear more of Skeeter's punchy, first-person voice. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 08/24/2009
Release date: 08/01/2009
Genre: Fiction
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