Girl Forgotten by April Henry
Piper Gray has had to move in with father and step-mother now that her mom is gone. Just before school starts she finds a grave in the local grave yard for Layla Trello who died as a teenager 17 years ago. Piper decides to look into what happened and finds out Layla's murder has been unsolved. She decided to start a podcast to bring new interest to this case and hopefully find the killer.
Soon after her first episode Piper starts getting threatening messages and she must decide if she's willing to risk her life to help find justice for Layla.
I'm a big fan of thrillers and mysteries and I really enjoy April Henry's books, so I was excited to see this on Netgalley (an electronic Advanced Reader's site) so I quickly requested it. Once I started reading I pretty much flew through the book. The mystery was solid and Piper was a likable character. I'd recommend this to older Junior High and High school readers who want a good, fast, mystery and those who are also interested in learning more about podcasting. The book will be published in late March and the library will be ordering a copy.