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By Jessica Warman

While Katie Kitrell is sent off to boarding institution through her far away father and overbearing mom, it doesn't take her lengthy to develop into a part of the It Crowd. She's shrewdpermanent, she's lovely, and she's an Olympic-bound swimmer who has a firstclass price tag to any Ivy League college of her selection. yet what her new acquaintances, roommate, and boyfriend don't recognize is that Katie is swimming clear of her earlier, and from the schizophrenic older brother, Will, who won't permit her move. As Katie's famous person rises, her brother descends deeper into madness. And whilst he does the unthinkable, it's all Katie can do to maintain her head above water. A semi-autobiographical novel of affection, lies, and the binds that bind.

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Then I remembered: Waterman. I felt another jolt as the car went over a bump. I flinched as the pain lanced through my head like a jagged bolt of lightning. I winced. I thought: Ow! Then I thought: Waterman. Right. Waterman in the alley. And the man in the Dodgers cap. And the gun . . The gun. The man in the Dodgers cap had shot me. Quickly, my hand went to my chest. I felt the bruise, the stinging pain under my fleece where the gunshot had hit me. But that’s all I felt. No dampness. No blood.

That didn’t sound so good either. Were they going to torture me? Did my life depend on the answers I gave them? Didn’t they understand? I didn’t know what had happened. I didn’t remember. The car went on and on. I felt another turn. The road grew bumpier. I was jostled back and forth roughly in the trunk. It felt like we were on a dirt road. We were heading away from traffic, away from people. Now I heard the voices in the car start up again. They were easier to hear than before because the car had slowed down to deal with the rough road.

Then another diagonal. It was too complicated to remember. Again, when he was finished, there was a buzzing, grinding noise. A door swung open and bright light flooded out. After the forest twilight and the descent, the light hurt my eyes. I squinted against it, holding up my hand for protection. Meanwhile, a voice reached me from inside the brightness. It was a voice I recognized. ” Startled, I glanced at Waterman. ” It was Detective Rose, the policeman who had arrested me for the murder of Alex Hauser.

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