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The Truth


Nothing but the truth will get him killed…

When Chris wakes up in a dark basement tied to a chair, he knows that he’s trapped – and why. Eight nights ago a burglar broke into Chris’ home. Eight nights ago Chris did what he had to do to protect his family. And eight nights ago a thirteen-year-old runaway bled to death on his kitchen floor.

Now Derek wants the truth about what happened that night. He wants proof his little brother didn’t deserve to die. For every lie Chris tells, he will lose a finger. But telling the truth is far more dangerous…

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Praise for THE TRUTH

“A psychological mystery that will draw in readers who are fans of…Gail Giles. A tough, fast, twisty little brawler of a book.”
— Booklist Online

“Such a fast-paced read!  What really happened that night? The truth will leave you gasping.”
— April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Fragments

Ever since the accident, Chase feels shattered. He can’t remember that night, and everyone’s treating him like a broken freak. He just wants things to go back to normal. So when he starts getting flashes of memory, he’s relieved. He’s sure once he remembers everything, he can put the crash behind him and start over.

But when the flashes reveal another memory, Chase starts to panic. He’s desperate to leave his ugly past behind. But if he wants to put the pieces together once and for all, he must face the truth about who he is . . . and what he has done.

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Praise for FRAGMENTS

“Terrific! FRAGMENTS is a dark, edgy read. You’ll race to the finish.”
— Gail Giles, author of What Happened To Cass Mcbride and Playing in Traffic

“This novel will keep teens reading to the very last page.” — Booklist Editor’s Choice, Great Read (2008)

Edgar Award Nominee, Best Young Adult (2008)
— Mystery Writers of America

Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers (2008)
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Events

UPCOMING

Collingswood Book Festival

Date: October 1, 2016

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Collingswood, NJ

Address

Outdoor Street Festival along Haddon Avenue

Downtown Collingswood

Collingswood, NJ 08108

Directions

 

YA Authors Panel

Date: November 19, 2016

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Elkins Park, PA

Address

Open Book Bookstore

7900 High School Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

267-627-4888

Note: the bookstore is inside The Frame House
and across the street from Creekside Co-op.

Map & Directions

YA Fest

Date: March 18, 2017

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Location: Easton, PA

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Address

Easton Area Public Library, Palmer Branch

1 Weller Place

Easton, PA 18042

610-258-7492

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PAST

Author Panel

Date: August 27, 2016

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Location: Middletown Public Library

Address

Middletown Public Library

20 N Catherine St

Middletown, PA 17057

717-944-6412

Map & Directions

B&N Teen Book Festival

Date: June 12, 2016

Time: 2 pm - 4 pm

Location: Broomall, PA

Address

Barnes & Noble

1991 Sproul Rd

Broomall, PA 19008

610-353-3255

Map & Directions

B&N Teen Book Festival

Date: June 11, 2016

Time: 12 pm

Location: Devon, PA

Address

Barnes & Noble

150 West Swedesford Rd

Devon, PA 19333

610-695-6600

Map & Directions

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Date: May 7, 2016

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Hudson, NY

Address

Hudson Junior/Senior High School

215 Harry Howard Avenue

Hudson, NY 12534

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West Deptford Township Book Festival

Date: April 23, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: West Deptford, NJ

Address

Riverwinds Community Center

1000 Riverwinds Dr

West Deptford, NJ 08086

(856) 251-0990

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Date: April 11, 2016

Time: 7 pm

Location: Broomall, PA

Address

1991 Sproul Rd

Broomall, PA 19008

610-353-3255

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Date: April 10, 2016

Time: 1 pm

Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Address

2300 Chemical Rd

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

(610) 567-2900

Map | Directions

Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Date: April 9, 2016

Time: 7 pm

Location: Camp Hill, PA

Address

58 South 32nd St

Camp Hill, PA 17011

717-737-0221

Map | Directions

YAPA Book Conference

Date: April 9, 2016

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Fredericksen Library, Camp Hill, PA

About Jeff

Picture of Jeffry W. Johnston and Charlie the dog

Image courtesy of First Digital Media.

Jeffry W. Johnston has published about thirty-five short stories and more than two hundred articles. His first young adult novel, Fragments, was an Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection by YALSA. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and their teenage son.


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Representation:
Wendy Schmalz Agency