Sarah s aunt, a paranoid old hippy with a conspiracy theory, suddenly disappears. It s up to Sarah to unravel the clues to find Willow, while keeping out of danger herself.
Sarah Jane Lucky Carter is a big-boned, smart-mouthed sixteen-year-old. Willow Moonstone, Sarah s legal guardian for the past five years, has vanished without a trace. The police believe she s been murdered. Willow always said They were after her because of What She Knew. Sarah and her friends thought it was all some paranoid fantasy left over from the 60s. Except that Willow s missing now. That s no fantasy. Sarah s estranged father comes to take her home to live with his new family but she has no interest whatsoever in playing Brady Bunch . All she wants is to get Willow back so they can go home. Then, out of the blue, a fierce stranger from Willow s past turns up on Sarah s doorstep bearing Willow s diary from her radical student days in the late 1960s. Sarah becomes convinced the diary holds the clues to Willow s disappearance, so she immerses herself in her aunt s diary and her life. As the weeks pass with no news of Willow, Sarah begins to panic. Time s running out and Willow s trail is growing cold. Is she the only one who can t accept the truth? Is Willow really dead?
WHAT WILLOW KNEW by June Colbert is the suspenseful story of a teenage girl s search for her missing aunt, but it s also the story of Willow s own journey from naive university student to radical activist and complete paranoid Unless They were really after her, of course.