The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly
Release Date: 09/01/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Gramps always said that when the
crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as
silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with
the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock
town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.
I work at Gramps’s diner, and the
cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best
friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He’s
almost like a stranger now. I can’t figure it out…or why I’m having
distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn’t be having.
Then one of the cakes disappears.
When she turns up murdered, a
foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen
with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy,
Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it’s up to us to prove his innocence and
uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I’ve ever known
about myself—and Alex.