Book of the Week #51

The Red Thread: A Novel in Three Incarnations by Roderick Townley (NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007)
How do you avenge—or forgive—your own murder four hundred years after it happened?
Prompted by recurrent dreams, sixteen-year-old Dana Landgrave uncovers an ancient crime that has drawn the same souls together through three lifetimes.
There's nothing sinister about the girl's sunlit twenty-first-century American life in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Yet, centuries ago, terrible things were done—by someone she knows! Could it be her easygoing, easy-to-look-at boyfriend, Chase? Or her younger brother, Ben, who has been confined to a wheelchair since a school bus accident? What about Gianna, her inscrutable enemy on the yearbook staff? Or her eccentric psychotherapist, Dr. Sprague?
As she summons courage to reenter the past, each incarnation propels Dana to new discoveries—and new suspicions—until the threads of all three lives converge in a devastating revelation. --Jacket copy

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