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Innocent

by Eric Walters, read by Nina Richmond

tagged: parents, mysteries & detective stories, orphans & foster homes
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pages: 272
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

After the orphanage she lives in is destroyed by fire, Betty, an innocent and trusting teen, takes a job as a maid in Kingston, Ontario. Welcomed into the household of the wealthy Remington clan, Betty makes friends with the staff at the house and soon discovers that her mother had also been a maid there—and that her father is in a nearby jail, convicted of murdering her mother. When she meets her father, she is taken aback by his claims of innocence, and she decides to try to uncover the truth about her mother’s murder and her father’s conviction. A friendly young policeman assists her in her investigation (and shows an interest in Betty that is more romantic than professional). But all is not well in the Remington household, and someone doesn’t want Betty to learn the truth.
Part of the SECRETS—a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

About the Authors

Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 125 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The King of Jam Sandwiches. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 125 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The King of Jam Sandwiches. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"This volume delivers some tense moments as Lizzy makes her way through the local web of lies."

— School Library Journal

"An action-filled book featuring a young woman and her struggle to fit into her new but complicated life. Full of suspense and romance, Elizabeth Anne, known as Betty Shirley at the orphanage, returns to her previously unknown homeland and household to find that things are not what they seem. Secrets are revealed and searches are made, but Lizzy knows how to follow her heart."

— VOYA, Teen Reviewer