Soon to be released as a feature film, The Lovely Bones is narrated from heaven by Susie Salmon, a brutally murdered fourteen-year-old girl. When Susie disappears, her family is devastated and she watches their heartache as they begin to realize that she will never come home. As the years go by and her siblings grow, her father has difficulties moving on. He will not rest until Susie's mystery is solved. The Lovely Bones is at once tragic and thrilling as Susie's family gets closer to realizing who has committed this horrific crime. Author Alice Sebold weaves a tale of sadness, suspense, and ultimately healing.
Recommended by Caroline Barlow