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Maddie is a normal teenager with an eerie gift. She can read your “death date” on your forehead, and she is never wrong. The people in her community keep her at arm’s length until Maddie and her best friend, Stubby are implicated in a series of murders. Now the FBI is breathing down their necks and Maddie’s uncle/lawyer is doing all he can to clear their names. How could two harmless teenagers be behind these gruesome crimes? When by Victoria Laurie is a captivating story with a plot that gets thicker with every turn of the page.

- Clare
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Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior cursed with an eerie intuitive ability that's out of her control—one that entangles her in a homicide investigation   For as long as she can remember, Maddie has seen a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually deathdates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.   Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching deathdate of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she's unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.   Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, as more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?

About the Author

Victoria Laurie is a New York Times bestselling adult mystery author and a former professional psychic intuitive. Both careers have served her beautifully in crafting her young adult debut, When. She lives and writes in Michigan.

Praise For…

"Laurie's debut for teens is quite an accomplishment...The character development is just as riveting as the plot in this well-constructed thriller."—Kirkus Reviews

"The novel packs in plenty of fast-paced, nail-biting fun, perfect for fans of Barnes' The Naturals series."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"This excellent book is a must-have for all libraries, especially where suspense and teen-life fiction is hot. This novel will provide crossover appeal to both older teens and adults."—VOYA
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484701492
ISBN-10: 1484701496
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English