She's Not There - Poppy Rice, Bk 2 Author:Mary-Ann Tirone Smith FBI agent Poppy Rice is, rather unwillingly, taking time off to recuperate from injuries sustained on the job. A few days into her ill-conceived vacation on Block Island with Joe, her sometime-lover and soul mate, she happens upon a corpse dumped in the middle of the road. — The body of the victim, a young girl from a summer camp for overwe... more »ight teenagers, is painfully contorted, her face frozen in a death scream. There are no visible wounds and the cause of death is a mystery. Although Poppy is no stranger to gruesome scenes, she is so disturbed by the murder that she can't help but defy her orders to rest. Then, just as she begins poking around, another body is found in the same condition as the first; this time, the pathologist reveals another similarity -- the eardrums of both girls were ruptured.
Now Poppy must get to the killer before the killer gets to any more girls. With no clue as to the murderer's method or motive, she's going to need all the help she can get. But in the close-knit, tight-lipped Block Island community, secrets are kept -- even deadly ones.« less
The victims are teenagers at a "fat farm" for the summer. The list of possible perps is small - the scene is an island and the inhabitants are all known to one another. Very interesting, with a strange method of murder and the reason for it.