What are you reading? "Spilled Blood" by Brian Freeman
Published 05/13/2012, Duluth News Tribune
Synopsis: Olivia Hawk, a high school student, has been accused of murdering Ashlynn, the daughter of the founder of Mondamin Corp., a secretive research facility. Olivia’s father, Christopher, a big-city lawyer, is summoned to the small rural Minnesota town where Olivia and her mother, Hannah, live to help prove Olivia’s innocence. Although Olivia admits to being there and even bringing the murder weapon with her, she swears that she has killed no one. While searching for the truth, other issues are brought to light, including a feud between the towns of St. Croix and Barron, a cluster of young cancer victims, which could somehow be tied to Mondamin, a psychopath named Aquarius who sends notes to many of the key players and other unsavory happenings.Word count: 284
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