Secret Silent Screams

Author: Joan Lowery-Nixon
Reading Level: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 192
Marti's best friend Barry is dead and nearly all the evidence indicates suicide. Marti has good reason to believe that Barry was murderedbut the only person who will listen to her is Karen, a sympathetic policewoman. Because Barry's death has become the focal point of a national awareness campaign about teenage suicide, almost everyone to whom Marti turns has a great deal at stake in believing that Barry took his own life. Even well-meaning adults discount Marti's accurate detective work. Undeterred, she and Karen conduct their own investigation, unmasking the murderer just as he is about to strike again.