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The Lying Woods
The Lying Woods | Ashley Elston
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Owen Foster has never wanted for anything. Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell: his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After using the family business, the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town, to embezzle millions and drain the employees' retirement accounts, Owen's father vanished without a trace, leaving Owen and his mother to deal with the fallout. Owen returns to Lake Cane to finish his senior year, where people he can barely remember despise him for his father's crimes. It's bad enough dealing with muttered insults and glares, but when Owen and his mother receive increasingly frightening threats from someone out for revenge, he knows he must get to the bottom of what really happened at Louisiana Frac--and the cryptic note his father sent him at his boarding school days before disappearing. Owen's only refuge is the sprawling, isolated pecan orchard he works at after school, owned by a man named Gus who has his own secrets--and in some ways seems to know Owen better than he knows himself. As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice that looms over the same Preacher Woods he's claimed as his own, he must face a shocking truth about his own past--and write a better future.
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ashley_o13
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This is completely the truth 😭

rretzler Most days seem that way! 3mo
JennyM That accurately sums up my Tuesday! 3mo
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Great YA mystery book with a twist at the end. Loved the Louisiana setting and the characters!

Mdargusch I love Louisiana and I‘m often looking for YA so I‘m stacking! 6mo
ElishaLovesBooks @Mdargusch Yay! I hope you like it! 6mo
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I have to admit, I really enjoyed this YA mystery. When his dad embezzles money from the biggest business in town & ruins everyone, Owen‘s life of luxury ends abruptly. He returns home, desperate for answers & concerned for his mother who is getting threatening letters. With an engaging lead & great secondary characters, a plot moving between events in the present & 17 (or so) years earlier, & a twist or two, this is a fun read. Recommended.

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The Lying Woods | Ashley Elston
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More new books in the library and so, another busy weekend of reading ahead. Yay!!! First up, the tagged book which I‘m really enjoying so far.

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petersonks15
The Lying Woods | Ashley Elston
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So far I‘m really enjoying The Lying Woods, love this cover too.

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petersonks15
The Lying Woods | Ashley Elston
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Enjoying this so far, and if the weather holds out this will be my book of choice today!

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petersonks15
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Spent some time video chatting with the nieces today and now I‘m diving into The Lying Woods. I loved This Is Our Story so I‘m looking forward to this one.