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Deception

(2010)
(The first book in the Haunting Emma series)
A novel by

 
 
The intrigue of prep school meets the paranormal as this gripping and romantic series begins

When Emma Vaile's parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she's left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother's very cute best friend, Bennett Stern - Emma's knight in J. Crew armor - arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family's museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she's been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can't explain - it's as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

A rich New England setting filled with mystery, tradition, and prep-school intrigue make Deception the perfect choice for fans of series like Kate Brian's Private, as well as all those paranormal fans. The shocking ending will leave readers desperate for book two.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"If you love supernatural scares, family secrets, forbidden love - and heroines who don't let any of these things stand in their way - you're going to love Deception." - Claudia Gray

"Kind of creepy and quirky, It's impossible not to fall in love with Deception." - Carrie Jones

"A spine-chilling page-turner. You won't know who to trust... but you will enjoy the ride!" - Sarah Mlynowski


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Used availability for Lee Nichols's Deception

Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deception (Haunting Emma)
Author(s): Lee Nichols
ISBN: 1-59990-308-3 / 978-1-59990-308-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Deception (Haunting Emma)
Author(s): Lee Nichols
ISBN: 1-4088-1960-0 / 978-1-4088-1960-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Deception (Haunting Emma)
Author(s): Lee Nichols
ISBN: 1-59990-421-7 / 978-1-59990-421-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Deception (Haunting Emma)
Author(s): Lee Nichols
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Deception (Haunting Emma Book 1)
Author(s): Lee Nichols
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA