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Liggie Tanner, with an axe, Gave her step-mum forty whacks. When she saw what she had done . . . "Bloody" Liggie, the media labelled her. She was locked away but broke out and drowned crossing a river. So . . . was this the end of Liggie?Two years on, there's a new girl in class. Cool and closed . . . somehow like Liggie. I just had to know because I would die for her.And finding out would be murder.

Novel for young adults by a New Zealand author.

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Gr 7-9-Fourteen-year-old Liggie Tanner kills her parents and escapes from prison, disappearing amid the media frenzy surrounding her case. Two years after the murders, at a nearby high school, Danny is intrigued by an attractive and aloof new girl who challenges a bully on his behalf. His attempts to become better acquainted with Sigourney are rebuffed and he can't help but speculate that she and Liggie are one and the same. He secretly follows her and researches details about the crime while being paired with her on a school project. After Siggie warns him of an attack by Brock and his mates, she tells him her story. When the bully mysteriously disappears after a party, Danny suspects her involvement. The pace picks up as their relationship intensifies and the police close in on her true identity. The story's premise and made-for-TV ending (Liggie at the controls of a plane) are contrived, but Danny's credibility and lively narration carry the plot. The novel is peppered with words and teen slang native to the author's New Zealand homeland. This thriller will satisfy readers who enjoy quick reads by authors such as R. L. Stine and Caroline B. Cooney.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.