'Oh sure, the name Cygnet might sound cute, but this place was no downy swan's nest. The town was more like a hornet's nest. A swarm of buzzing, busy-bodying gossips whose sting was not in their tail, but in their vicious tongues.' Jayd was beautiful but she had a bad reputation. She was on her third foster home and her fifth town, and in this town everybody hated her. Everybody except Madeleine, the daughter of Jayd's new foster parents. And when Jayd disappeared Maddy refused to believe that she had simply 'shot through' to the big city. Especially when she found the unmistakable bright green hairs from her missing friend's skull woven into a wagtail's nest.
Used availability for Gary Crew's Cruel Nest
September 2001 : USA Library Binding
2000 : Australia Paperback