Suspect made the Pennsylvania YA Top 40 (or so) list. I’m afraid that “or so” means closer to 200 books, but it’s still a lovely honor. Here’s the review from the librarian who nominated it:
Seventeen-year-old Jen goes to help her Grandma Kay for the summer at the bed-and-breakfast she owns, but finds herself investigating the disappearance of her mother, who left when Jen was just three years old. Her grandmother, who always believed Ellen was alive, now has the feeling that she is dead, and Jen’s dad doesn’t know if Grandma is just getting strange or if she really suspects something. Jen is also dealing with an attraction to Mark, who is her “uncousin” by marriage. She finds out what really happened to her mother, experiences another family tragedy, and discovers what Mark’s true feelings are for her. This is a very satisfying read – a combination of mystery and romance.
Mystery/Romance Nancy Chrismer, – Juniata High School