This Is Our Story


This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Publisher Information:  Los Angeles, CA:  Dinsey-Hyperion, 2016

Summary:  No one knows what happened that morning at River Point.  Five boys went hunting.  Four came back.  The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District's Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous---more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college appliacations.  Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen.  The River Point boys are all anyone can talk about.  Desprite their daming toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug.  He owes his political office to their powerful families.  

Kate won't let that happen.  Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant.  As she investigates with Stone -- the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot -- she realizes that nothing about the case, or the boys, is what it seems.  Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect.  As Kate gets danerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all -- and if Kate doesn't uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line, including her own.

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