History’s secrets have a way of surfacing…
Twelve-year-old Lark Heron-Finch is steeling herself to spend the summer on Swallowtail Island off the shores of Lake Erie. It’s the first time that she and her sister will have seen the old house since their mom passed away. Her stepfather and his boys are okay enough, but the island’s always been full of happy memories, and now everything is different. When Lark’s hired to help with research for a book on the island’s oldest resident, Dinah Purdy, she learns about a tragic boating accident that happened off the coast many years before. Yet, something about the crash doesn’t seem right. And then Lark discovers something amazing. Something that could change Dinah’s life. Something linked to the crash and even to her own family’s history with Swallowtail. But there are those on the island who would do anything to keep the truth buried in the watery depths of the past. Punctuated with transcripts, letters, maps and more, Wreck at Ada’s Reef is a vibrant, cotemporary mystery with a classic feel that explores the righting of past wrongs and the rebuilding of family through the eyes of a bold, insightful heroine hunting for the truth, even if it hurts to find it.