I Curse You
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery
Jaycee’s life is turned upside-down, or rather, right-side-up, when she and her little sister, Maya, are picked up off the street and carted off to social services. They’re brought to a rural town in Northern Michigan, to a family that is adopting both of them. It’s the family that adopted her older sister, the sister she left behind when she took Maya and ran away from home, the night their mother died, seven years ago.
This world is different than the one she’s used to. The one where she lived, homeless, with Sam, the former college professor turned homeless alcoholic and her little sister. Sam taught them, both street-smarts and books. But now she must navigate this new world without him.
Maya is thriving, making friends and loving the new life and opportunities she has here. And even Jaycee is adjusting, though not without setbacks. She has been reunited with the sister she hasn’t seen in 7 years. She’s tested above her grade level to start school, Beth’s friends have all taken to her, she has a new job at the local bookstore where she meets Drew, the boy who buys witchcraft books, and she may have even found love. The only problem is her test also showed signs of PTSD, making her adoptive parents decide to keep her home schooled with weekly appointments to a psychiatrist. Hanging out with Beth’s friends has not brought her closer to her sister, but has created more rifts between them. And the boy she’s found connection with is the boy Beth has had her heart set on for years.
As her new life starts to crumble, her new friends turn against her, and her family is more distant than ever, she delves into Drew’s mysterious and dark world, finding comfort in the land of make-believe she believes it to be. Until people start dying. And all signs point to Jaycee. Is the magic she’s been playing with real? Or is someone framing Jaycee for murder?
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