The Unquiet Past
Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out once and for all what is wrong with her. She believes the truth must lie with her parents, and so, armed with only an address and phone number, Tess travels to a crumbling mansion in rural 1964 Quebec, where she discovers evidence of mistreatment of mental patients. She also makes an unlikely ally and gradually unearths her family’s tragic history—and finally accepts the truth about her powers.
This is part of a collaborative series with 6 other Canadian YA authors. The books are separate stories and can be read independently of one another. For details on the series, see ReadTheSecrets.com
Note: this is a short novel, just over half the length of my usual YA books.