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What if a teacher's most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizingWhat Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn't entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on maternity leave, teaching The Catcher in the Rye to privileged girls, Vera feels in over her head. The students are on edge, too, due to the recent murder of a local girl close to their age.Enter Jensen Willard. At fifteen she's already a gifted writer but also self-destructive and eerily reminiscent of Vera's younger self. As the two outcasts forge a tentative bond, a sense of menace enfolds their small New England town.

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Jan Elizabeth Watson

Jan Elizabeth Watson lives in Maine. ASTA IN THE WINGS is her first novel. Her widely anticipated second novel, WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU, will be published in May, 2014. For more about the author, visit:

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