Fake ID by Lamar Giles, 303 pages
Nick, who is part of the Witness Protection program, has moved multiple times because his father keeps blowing their cover. In their new town, Nick makes one new friend quickly. Eli’ s passion is journalism and he is pursuing a hot story about “Whispertown”. Nick hears enough to think that his father may be involved and may be trying to blow their cover again. When Nick finds Eli dead, he and Eli’s sister, Reya, are determined to prove that it was murder and to find out who is responsible. Nick is also determined to figure out the secrets about Whispertown and his father’s connection to it but pursuing their investigations could be hazardous to their health. Although the description sounds melodramatic, the book reads very realistic. I was nervous throughout the whole book and couldn’t put it down. I was also surprised at the end. This was a good read and I’m excited that the Library is using it as the Read It Forward book.