Touched and Dead River, by Cyn Balog
Cyn Balog's standalone novels Dead River and Touched are the kind of stories that allow YA readers to dip their toes into the horror genre. They're disturbing enough to send the odd shiver up one's spine, but still guaranteed to come with a safely happy ending, making them an ideal choice for kids who aren't quite ready for, say, Stephen King. Dead River is the story of 17-year-old Kiandra Levesque, who has kept away from the water ever since her mother drowned herself in the Delaware River ten years earlier. . . .