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"The Lake Never Tells stands out in the field of YA novels. The pleasure in Tully's story comes from meeting her tender, damaged, funny trio of young heroes as they solve a summer mystery and discover each other's hearts."
~Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize

"A riveting story that's more than a simple summer beach tale...The Lake Never Tells's unique blend of mystery, romance, and discovery is highly recommended for teens who want a story replete with relationship challenges and change."

~ Midwest Book Review

Zoe has lived in Sunny Shores Trailer Park her whole life and she knows what the Memorial Day weekend brings—snobby rich kids who serve as a constant reminder of how pathetic her life really is. So when she meets Ethan, the awkward boy from the exclusive community of Crystal Waters, she can’t help being intrigued. He’s different, but in a good way.

Along with her stand-in little brother Parker, and her best friend Meredith, the four of them form an unlikely friendship. But one morning, their idyllic summer is turned upside down when a dead body washes up on the beach…

The Lake Never Tells is a story of friendship, hope, and the incredible power of the human spirit.

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"Full of snappy prose and situations as funny as they are suspenseful...a lot to like here."

~ Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize in Fiction

"A surprising mix of romance and adventure, highly recommended."

~ Midwest Book Review


While most seventeen-year-olds work part-time delivering pizzas or whipping up frappuccinos, Brady O'Connell's job is a little less conventional. Helping his dad with the family 'business' is a responsibility he doesn't take lightly, especially when thousands of dollars are being exchanged. There are rules to be followed, timetables to be kept. But when his best friend Jay gets backstage concert tickets, and business interferes with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favorite band, Brady decides to break the rules, just one time.

And one time is all it takes to send his life spinning out of control.  When an envelope full of cash ends up in the wrong hands-specifically in the hands of a pretty red-head named Vivienne-things get messy in a hurry. Where Vivienne goes, a whole lot of chaos seems to follow.

But sometimes...chaos can be a beautiful thing.

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"The fulfilling story of a young man who can turn trash into treasure."

~ Kirkus Reviews

"A marvelous debut."

~ Readers Favorite

"A whirlwind of a eyes were glued to the pages until the end."

~ College News Magazine

Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty. No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year-old just can’t get a break. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland. His days are filled with garbage-picking and hanging out with his seventy year-old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend.

One early morning while scanning the streets in a wealthy suburb, he meets Bea, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own. She’s smart, cute, and a glimmer of light in his dark world.
But in the midst of their budding romance, Bea’s beautiful mother enters the picture with an agenda of her own. She sets off a chain of events so shocking and destructive, Trevor's crazy life soon becomes more than he can handle. While he is desperate to save his relationship with Bea, he learns that nothing in his world can be saved unless he first saves himself.