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Cherry Heaven: 08/23/14
Cherry Heaven by L.J. Adlington is is a companion piece to The Diary of Pelly D.. It's not a full sequel in that the events take place in between the two halves of the original — sometime after the original genetic wars mentioned by Pelly D. but before the demolition work of Toni V.
Like the original, Cherry Heaven is told in a parallel structure, one from the point of view of a factory worker in the Blue Mountain bottling company, a deplorable sweatshop on the edge of town, and a family of refugees from the genetic wars of City Five.
The refugee family moves into an abandoned cherry farm, a once beautiful place, but not falling onto hard times. The cherry trees are dead or dying and many are rotten. Plus the place appears to be haunted both by the bad karma of a decade old mass murder, and by a shadowy figure who is stalking the girls now living there.
Cherry Heaven is more of a straight up mystery — like Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie than its predecessor. The keys to the mystery lie in the how the parallel stories relate and in what secrets the modern day town leadership is hiding.