Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie AlphinCounterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Counterfeit Son

byElaine Marie Alphin

Paperback | January 18, 2010

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Cameron Miller is the son of a serial killer. When he is fourteen, he finally gets his chance to escape from his horrific existence: Pop is killed in a police raid, and, in hopes of finding safety and a stable family, Cameron tells the cops that he is Neil Lacey, a boy Pop abducted six years before. The Lacey family welcomes their "son" back with open arms. Living in their big house, riding their sailboats, playing the rich kid, it seems like Cameron has finally found normalcy-until his nightmarish past catches up with him. Pop's old accomplice tracks Cameron down and presents him with an ultimatum: Share the wealth or be exposed. Will Cameron give up his new identity to protect Neil's family? Or will he let his search for a new life destroy those around him?
ELAINE MARIE ALPHIN has written numerous books for young readers, including  Simon Says. She lives in Montana.
Title:Counterfeit SonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.54 inPublished:January 18, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547258534

ISBN - 13:9780547258539

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a great novel This novel is good. The story line is good. It's heart warming and nice. Anybody who is 14 and up should read it.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from greatest book I just want to say that this was the greatest book i have ever read. It left me unable to put the book down till i reached the the unexpected ending. It had the right amount of gore to it. Overall it was an amazing book.
Date published: 2003-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stunning this poor boy has a absolutely evil dad who kidnaps boys and does bad things with them before killing them. the son gets away and goes to live with one of the dead boys families. the book is about how he deals with pretending to be this kid. not too many to make it to confusing but just the right amount of twists and turns to keep it exciting. you can literally feel the pain of the boy when it shows flashback of what happened to him in that house. but the only bad thing is it makes you relise how many perverts are really out there in the world. recommended to anyone that can withstand a good dose of reality but not for younger kids. overall a great book that definitely deserves a 5 out of 5.
Date published: 2002-08-10

Editorial Reviews

"A highly original novel that is remarkable for its outstanding descriptive narrative and brilliant emotional portrait of a troubled young victim....will leave readers thinking about this novel for days."