The Butterfly Clues has been on my reading radar since its February 2012 release. I’m not sure why I didn’t buy it right away, but I was very happy to trade for it at the ALAN convention this week. I can’t remember who traded with me, but THANK YOU! I love mystery/thrillers, so I’m really looking forward to reading this.
I’d love to know what you think of Kate Ellison’s book if you’ve read it. What do you think of the trailer? I’m looking forward to showing it to my students when we go back to school on Monday.
By the way–Happy Thanksgiving!
Summary (From Goodreads): Penelope (Lo) Marin has always loved to collect beautiful things. Her dad’s consulting job means she’s grown up moving from one rundown city to the next, and she’s learned to cope by collecting (sometimes even stealing) quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place–possessions that allow her to feel at least some semblance of home.
But in the year since her brother Oren’s death, Lo’s hoarding has blossomed into a full-blown, potentially dangerous obsession. She discovers a beautiful, antique butterfly pendant during a routine scour at a weekend flea market, and recognizes it as having been stolen from the home of a recently murdered girl known only as “Sapphire”–a girl just a few years older than Lo. As usual when Lo begins to obsess over something, she can’t get the murder out of her mind.
As she attempts to piece together the mysterious “butterfly clues,” with the unlikely help of a street artist named Flynt, Lo quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined–a world, she’ll ultimately discover, that could hold the key to her brother’s tragic death.