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California Girl
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. YA fiction. Murder, orchard, young girl? Pretty, Teenagers. Old car, newspapers, wind [s]

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message 1: by Chrissa (new)

Chrissa | 3 comments Read this book a couple of years ago. Cant remember any info. Only that at the beggining a girl was found murdered in an old shed in an orchard. Either peaches or apples?? In the shed there were alot of newspapers. I also remember an old car?
Thanks for the help

message 2: by Kris (last edited Mar 28, 2018 01:52PM) (new)

Kris | 33315 comments Mod
A long shot - something from the Orchard Series by Sheila Connolly?

Is this a mystery series with a recurring character? Who tries to solve the crime?

Is there a serial murderer? (Spoilers are okay - just give us a clear warning before revealing a spoiler.)

message 3: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4873 comments You mentioned "wind" in the post title. Can you remember how wind plays a part in the story?

Part of a series?
Anything about the cover?
Time period story takes place?

message 4: by Chrissa (new)

Chrissa | 3 comments Found it. It's California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker.

message 5: by Chrissa (new)

Chrissa | 3 comments "The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The new decade has ushered in the era of Johnson, hippies, John Birchers, and LSD. Clay becomes a casualty of a far-off jungle war. Nick becomes a cop, Andy a reporter, David a minister. And a terrible crime touches them all in ways they could never have anticipated when the mutilated corpse of teenage beauty queen Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned warehouse."

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Amanda (amanda_redpeach) | 253 comments California Girl for the link

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