Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing
them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore,
where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a
secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from
the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth
behind a murder.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 1, 2004)