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Nancy Werlin

Full Name: Nancy Werlin
Gender: Female
Number of Works: 10
Nancy Werlin was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA and now lives near Boston. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Yale.

Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies, while also writing fiction. She was a U.S. National Book Award finalist for THE RULES OF SURVIVAL in 2006, and won an Edgar Award for THE KILLER'S COUSIN in 1999.

“An Edgar-award-winning author who writes psychological thrillers with the same depth and punch as Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters with the kind of noirish feel that permeates many of my favorite crime novels. A writer who has a keen understanding of how kids react and feel — who goes for the gut and never flinches on true emotions, who creates characters so true they make you cry and feel a little something yourself .... she's simply one of the best crime novelists going right now. Period.”

-Sarah Weinman (12/06/2006)

ISBN: 0803730020, 9780803730021
Keywords: impossible
Pages: 384
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

Lucy Scarborough is only 17, but she carries the burden of a curse that has already struck down several women in her family. Each of her afflicted ancestors failed at completing three seemingly impossible tasks, and each succumbed to madness at the birth of her first child. Facing this tragic fate, Lucy braces herself for a losing battle. Mercifully, she has allies in her struggle: intensely sympathetic foster parents and her loyal childhood friend Zach.
ISBN: 0803730012, 9780803730014
Keywords: survival, rules
Pages: 272
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

For Matt and his sisters, life with their cruel, vicious mother is a day-to-day struggle for survival. But then Matt witnesses Murdoch coming to a child's rescue in a convenience store, and for the first time, he feels a glimmer of hope. When, amazingly, Murdoch begins dating Matt's mother, life is suddenly almost good. But the relief lasts only a short time. When Murdoch inevitably breaks up with their mother, Matt knows he needs to take action. But can he call upon his hero? Or will he have to take measures into his own hands? A heart-wrenching portrait of a family in crisis, this is Nancy W
ISBN: 0803733720, 9780803733725
Keywords: extraordinary
Pages: 393
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 60%

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new girl at school. Soon the two become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, appears. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe — but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she’ll discover the shocking, fantastical truth about Ryland and Mallory, and about an age-old debt they expect Phoebe to pay. Will she be strong enough to resist? Will she be special enough to save herself?Intensely page-turni
ISBN: 014240327X, 9780142403273
Keywords: helix, double
Pages: 256
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.
ISBN: 0385325606, 9780385325608
Keywords: cousin, killer
Pages: 240
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

After seventeen-year-old David is forced to stand trial for his girlfriend's death, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle and their young daughter, Lily, to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives' house. His aunt and uncle are not speaking to each other, and Lily seems dead set on making David's life a torment. And then there's the issue of their older daughter, Kathy, who died under mysterious circumstances a number of years back. As things with his family grow more and more tense, David starts to wonder: Is he the only one who's hiding something?“David an
ISBN: 0007141688, 9780007141685
Keywords: mirror, black
Pages: 240
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0142407771, 9780142407776
Keywords: purpose
Pages: 208
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

Harry Roth is the bane of Alison shandling?s existence. He?s obnoxious and rude, and thinks nothing of taunting brainy Alison or making comments about her autistic twin brother. Alison tries to ignore him, but since she sees him at school and at synagogue, he?s hard to avoid. then Harry is injured in a diving accident and winds up in a wheelchair. Now Harry is vulnerable, too, and Alison finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. initially cautious, these unlikely companions begin to understand each other, and their relationship grows first into a friendship and then into something more. . . .
ISBN: 000714167X, 9780007141678
Keywords: inside, locked
Pages: 224
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

As the daughter of the wildly successful inspirational singer-author Skye – who died in a plane crash when Marnie was young – Marnie Skyedottir stands to inherit great wealth. But until she is old enough, she must survive a dreary life in private boarding school. She endures by escaping into an online role-playing game as much as possible, and steering well clear of the other girls. So when Marnie is kidnapped by someone who also claims to be Skye’s daughter, she is terrified. With her reclusive tendencies, will anyone even notice that she’s gone? And will her online gaming skills be o
ISBN: 0013420968, 2940013420960
Keywords: rebecca
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2011
ISBN: 0013420941, 2940013420946
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2011