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Lark by Tracey Porter

Reading Level: Grade 8+

He was the father of one of the younger kids on her gymnastics team. How was 16-year-old Lark supposed to know that he was a predator? Lark died of exposure after he assaulted her and left her tied to a tree in the winter woods.

Lark's ghost begins visiting Nyetta soon after. Lark needs Nyetta to do something for her, something Nyetta is afraid to do. If Nyetta does not do it, Lark will be condemned to a horrible fate for eternity.

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Other ghostly tales include

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher

Elsewhere by Gabrielle by Zevin and

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Reading Level: Grades 8-10

All her life 16-year-old Violet Ambrose has heard the echoes of the dead. Not all dead people and animals. Just those who have died violently. When Maya is called when she and her best friend Jay are riding a wave runner, she finds the body of a recently murdered teen girl. It soon becomes apparent that the murder is not an isolated event but the work of a serial killer.

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Other murderous thrillers include:

The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson and

Acceleration by Graham McNamee and

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Reading Level: Grade 7-9

16-year-old Maya and her adoptive parents live on Vancouver Island in an isolated forested town owned by a medical research company. There are benefits, Maya's K-12 school features the best instructors, technology and materials, but the school only has an enrollment of sixty-eight students. Maya loves the deep forest around the "town" but there isn't much to the town, movies, shopping and restuarants are a long drive away. Best of all, Maya is accepted, even though she is Native American, has a mysterious paw birthmark and an eerie connection to wild cats, especially cougars.

But this past year a string of dark occurrences have Maya questioning her heritage and how safe her isolated little town really is.

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Other brooding tales with mysterious settings include:

The Gardener by Stephanie Boodeen and

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia