The Rainbow Connection
This is the story of one teenage girl’s disappearance, and another’s obsession.
Fans of Hanan's Louise Golden mysteries watched Emmeline grow from an effervescent ten-year-old in Almost Paradise, into a headstrong adolescent in Stairway to Heaven. Now, at seventeen, Emmy is faced with a mystery only she can solve. In her senior year, Emmy transfers from an exclusive private school to a public charter school for “dropouts and misfits.” Just before graduation, her only friend in the new school disappears. Brett has run away before. The cops, and even Brett’s mom, are sure she’s done it again. Emmy doesn’t buy it. She knows how hard Brett has worked to graduate—and Brett would never ditch her super-hot boyfriend. Something terrible has happened to Brett, and Emmy must find out what. Her search for Brett leads Emmy to a secretive pseudo-religious group with a charismatic leader and hundreds of devoted followers. She discovers political corruption, abuses of the Hawaiian Home Lands, and a brutal crime tidily buried beneath lies. Emmy risks danger and disillusionment in her search for Brett, while struggling with the daunting task of becoming an adult and making decisions demanded of her in this coming-of-age journey.
About Laurie Hanan (Hawaii Author)
Laurie’s childhood was spent in the islands of the South Pacific with a father who pioneered air travel in some of the remotest parts of the world. Her love for the islands, their culture and people, is evident in everything she writes. After retiring from the Honolulu Airport post office Laurie began a new career, writing a cozy/edgy mystery series about a Kaneohe mail carrier who can’t mind her own business. Laurie recently published her first teen mystery, The Rainbow Connection, a spinoff from her series. She now resides in Kapolei, Hawaii with her husband, youngest son, and a sassy Westie.