Author(s): Jillian Sullivan
It's bad enough that Shreve's Mum has left to go and live in a commune, and that her Dad appears to be very taken with the housekeeper ... now she has this strange apparition to contend with who calls herself Melissa and who is asking Shreve to help her mother, Zelda. But in promising to help, Shreve finds herself caught up in the family's tragedy ... and threatened by Zelda's son.
Winner of Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2003.
Jillian Sullivan (1957 -) is a writer for children and teenagers whose stories deal with difficult issues in a way young readers can relate to. A single parent with five children, Sullivan writes from experience about families that don't fit the traditional model. Jillian Sullivan lives in Motueka.