Girl on Trial (Hardcover)

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Girl on Trial (Hardcover)


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Does doing one bad thing make you a bad person?

Sixteen-year-old Emily Keller, known by the media as Keller the Killer, is accused of causing the deaths of a family of four, including young children. Emily is one of the youngest females to be accused of a crime so heinous, making this the nation’s biggest trial of the year. But what really happened that fateful night—and who’s responsible—is anything but straightforward.

Living in a trailer park in Baltimore with her twin brother and alcoholic mother, Emily’s life hasn’t been easy. She’s had to grow up fast, and like any teen, has made questionable decisions in a desperate attempt to fit in with her peers. Will her mistakes amount to a guilty verdict and a life in prison? It’s up to the jury to decide.

For readers who enjoy Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

Kathleen Fine received her master’s in Reading Education from Towson University and a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Maryland Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, and Author’s Guild. When she’s not writing or selling real estate, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to the Outer Banks, and of course, reading anything she can get her hands on. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, three children, and a Sussex Spaniel. Girl on Trial is her debut novel. You can read more about Kathleen and check out some of her short stories on her website: and her blog on Instagram @kathleenfineauthor where she posts short stories and book reviews.

Product Details ISBN: 9780744306835
ISBN-10: 0744306833
Publisher: CamCat Books
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
“Gripping, tragic, but ultimately hopeful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reality wars with public perception in Girl on Trial, a suspenseful thriller in which a maligned teenager is forced to fight for justice.” —Foreword Reviews

“Kathleen Fine has written a compassionate, thought-provoking thriller that will have readers asking themselves big questions about redemption while also turning the pages with breathless anticipation.” —Christie Tate, author of NYT bestseller Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

“In her sharp debut Girl on Trial . . . Fine evokes compassion for people trying their best and reminds us that there’s more to every story than meets the eye. Girl on Trial asks readers to wonder: are we more than our biggest mistake, and does everyone deserve redemption?” —Jessie Weaver, author of Live Your Best Lie