Jeffry W. Johnston
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Alden likes to follow people, but spying comes with risks...like when he sees popular kid Greg seemingly murder his girlfriend one night. But the facts aren't adding up and now Alden has to figure what he could have seen...and what secrets Greg is hiding.

“Alden's motivation rings true, and his vulnerability is appealing. A twisty mystery.”  ~ KIRKUS REVIEWS

The new thriller from

Jeffry W. Johnston

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About JEFF

Edgar Award nominated author of THE TRUTH and FRAGMENTS

Jeffry W. Johnston has published about thirty-five short stories and more than two hundred articles. His first young adult novel, FRAGMENTS, was an Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery. Both FRAGMENTS and THE TRUTH were awarded the coveted Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). He is also a member of the KidLit Authors Club.

Jeff lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Janet, son Will, and their dog Charlie.

 
 
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If there's no murder, is there still a crime?

Alden likes to follow people. He's not trying to be a creep, he just wants to be an investigator someday. And it's good practice.

But spying on people comes with risks, like when Alden sees popular Greg Matthes seemingly murder his girlfriend Amy in the bad part of town.

But the facts aren't adding up, especially because Amy may be alive. Now Alden has to figure what he could have seen... and what secrets Greg is hiding.

Praise for FOLLOWING

Alden's motivation rings true, and his vulnerability is appealing. A twisty mystery.”  ~ KIRKUS REVIEWS

“As the plot twists and turns...readers will enjoy being in the company of a gentle, keen observer. Sensitive Alden’s struggle with trauma and his path to forgiving himself is moving and authentic.” — Publisher's Weekly

The Truth, a YA thriller by Jeffry W. Johnston

Nothing but the truth will get him killed...

When Chris wakes up in a dark basement tied to a chair, he knows that he’s trapped – and why. Eight nights ago Chris did what he had to do to protect his family. And eight nights ago a thirteen-year-old runaway bled to death on his kitchen floor.

 

Now Derek wants the truth about what happened that night. For every lie Chris tells, he will lose a finger. But telling the truth is far more dangerous…

Praise for THE TRUTH

“A psychological mystery that will draw in readers who are fans of…Gail Giles. A tough, fast, twisty little brawler of a book.” — Booklist Online

“Such a fast-paced read!  What really happened that night? The truth will leave you gasping.” — April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

QUICK PICK for Reluctant Young Adult Readers,
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

2017 In The Margins award TOP TEN selection

THE TRUTH: Discussion Guide

Fragments, a YA thriller by Jeffry W. Johnston

Edgar Award Nominee: Best Young Adult

Ever since the accident, Chase feels shattered. He can’t remember that night, and everyone’s treating him like a broken freak. He just wants things to go back to normal. So when he starts getting flashes of memory, he’s relieved. He’s sure once he remembers everything, he can put the crash behind him and start over.

But when the flashes reveal another memory, Chase starts to panic. He’s desperate to leave his ugly past behind. But if he wants to put the pieces together once and for all, he must face the truth about who he is . . . and what he has done.

Praise for FRAGMENTS

“Terrific! FRAGMENTS is a dark, edgy read. You’ll race to the finish.” — Gail Giles, author of What Happened To Cass Mcbride and Playing in Traffic

“This novel will keep teens reading to the very last page.” — Booklist Editor’s Choice, Great Read

Edgar Award Nominee, Best Young Adult
— Mystery Writers of America

QUICK PICK for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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