Dead Girl Moon — Grace (a scheming runaway), her foster care sister JJ, and Mick, the son of a petty thief, live in a shabby compound and attend high school in a small, corrupt Montana town. As their lives become increasingly intertwined, they inadvertently discover the body of a young woman and become entangled in the investigation of her murder.
Afraid to come forward because they believe the killer is one of the vicious men who rule the community, the teens try to hide their knowledge of the crime. But after a series of false moves, poor decisions, and costly mistakes, the teens soon become suspects themselves in the homicide inquiry that threatens their freedom and eventually their lives.
REVIEWS for Dead Girl Moon
“Three teens, variously abandoned and abused, become involved in a small-town murder that exposes their own exploitation in revealing ways … [A] heartbreaking … picture of how our society fails adolescents as they come of age.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery, drama, and (sort of) love triangle . . . Great read!” —livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com
“Price’s dark new novel starts off with a shocking bang and never stops.” —Lauren, goodreads.com
“Writing with visceral, unsentimental realism, Price (Desert Angel) follows the trio’s attempts to uncover the murder and figure out their lives. This isn’t about Scooby Doo–style hijinks, though: the teens’ miscommunications, naïveté, ulterior motives, and bad decisions have serious consequences, and Price leaves their futures uncertain at best.” —Publishers Weekly
“If you like small-town mysteries . . . Dead Girl Moon is an awesome thriller!” —Books with Bite
“[The] story gains extra traction from the vulnerabilities and flaws of the teens, particularly Grace, whose desperate amorality would make her feel at home in a Hitchcock screenplay. Readers who sweat bullets through Price’s Desert Angel will grab this right up.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books