One secret will change everything…
When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.
Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.
The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.
Praise for Truly, Madly, Deadly
"A fast-paced thriller."—Kirkus Reviews
"What a ride! Full of twists and turns — including an ending you won't see coming!"—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
Jayne (Truly, Madly, Deadly) swiftly establishes a sense of urgency when 17-year-old Riley Spencer finds a birth certificate in her baby book that isn't her own. Or is it? The discovery leads Riley to reflect on her parents' odd behavior they insist that she take an antianxiety pill each morning, are stiflingly overprotective, recently moved the family to a remote subdivision, and claim her baby pictures were destroyed in a flood. In crisp sequences reminiscent of The Face on the Milk Carton, Riley launches an extensive search to uncover the identity of Jane Elizabeth O'Leary, while sensing that someone is pursuing her. A missing child poster that appears on her computer and cryptic notes that show up in her purse fuel her suspicions. Despite the harrowing circumstances Riley faces once she learns more about her family's past, her biggest obstacle lies in overcoming her own apprehension. The weightiest elements of the novel are Riley's growing sense of independence and her process of staking claim to her identity. Ages 13 up.