Statutory Confession?
July 23, 2010 5:06 PM   Subscribe

Bookfilter: Trying to remember the name of this crime novel about a 17 year old girl who poisoned and eventually killed her talented sister for attention.

What I can remember is that the female 17 year old tries to develop a relationship with the male investigator, telling him that she's eighteen years old.

At the end, when they begin to suspect her, the female investigator wears a wire and elicits a confession, which they later realize is inadmissible because she's not 18.

She goes to jail, and in the end I think they discover that the mother knew all along that her daughter was poisoning her other daughter.

What is this book? Thanks!
posted by karminai to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not sure I remember the poisoning subplot (though I haven't read it in awhile) but the part about the girl not being 18 sounds a hell of a lot like the end of In the Woods by Tana French. (Sorry for the spoiler, if that's not it!)
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 5:17 PM on July 23, 2010

That's absolutely Into the Woods, which does include the poisoning subplot.
posted by quadrilaterals at 5:33 PM on July 23, 2010

Yep, punchdrunk is right on the money.
posted by petitemom at 8:58 PM on July 23, 2010

Thanks so much! I'm headed to the library to check it out.
posted by karminai at 7:08 PM on July 24, 2010

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