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Deviant

Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

When sixteen-year-old Abigail’s mother dies in Scotland—leaving a faded photo, a weirdly cryptic letter, and a one-way ticket to America—she feels nothing. Why should she? Her mother abandoned her as a baby to grow up on an antinuclear commune and then in ugly foster homes. But the letter is a surprise in more ways than one: her father is living in California. What’s more, she has an eighteen-year-old sister, Becky. And the two are expecting Abigail to move in with them.

While struggling to overcome her natural suspicions of a note from beyond the grave—not to mention anything positive—Abigail tries to fit in with her strange, new American family: a distant father with a closed past, a too-perfect stepmother, and most puzzling of all, her long-lost sister. Becky sweeps Abigail into a shadowy underground movement involving clandestine street art, jailbreaks, and a bizarre double life. Soon Abigail uncovers something unimaginable: a plot with vast implications—one that is aimed not only at controlling her sister, but the behavior of rebellious teens across the globe.

©2013 Helen Fitzgerald (P)2013 AudioGO

Critic reviews

“Darkly engaging and full of suspense." (Lynn Weingarten, author of Wherever Nina Lies)
“Deviant is fast paced and dramatic, played out across an international stage.” (Carrie Arcos, award-winning author of Out of Reach)
“Fitzgerald’s experience writing thrillers for adults comes through in this atmospheric story that features code-breaking, an SF edge, and many twists.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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needs a sequel

It is a gripping read but it felt unfinished. I like issues to be resolved for good or ill.