All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It’s the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist; she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed of a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as “troubled waters.”
Now Imogene is seventeen, and her father, a famous author of medical mysteries, has struck out in the middle of the night and hasn’t come back. Neither Imogene’s stepmother nor the police know where he could’ve gone, but Imogene is convinced he’s looking for her mother. And she decides it’s up to her to put to use the skills she’s gleaned from a lifetime of reading her father’s books to track down a woman she’s only known in stories in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she’s carried with her for her entire life.
This is Rebecca Podos’ debut novel and to be perfectly honest I don’t know what this book is going to be about. I read the summary but it really didn’t tell me anything all that intriguing or even what the novel is going to be about besides the, few, general tidbits of information.
However, I do know that it’s a young adult mystery, thriller and that’s something. This title isn’t available until January 26, 2016 but can be pre-ordered by clicking the cover.