Freaky Friday is a weekly post highlighting YA horror published between 1980 and 1999, originally inspired by Sharon’s Flashback Friday.
Title: The Stepdaughter
Author: Carol Ellis
Published: April 1993
Everyone thinks Livvie is crazy not to like her mother’s new husband, but Livvie is convinced that the person wanted by police for a fifteen-year-old murder and her stepdad are one and the same. (amazon.com)
It’s always the step-parent. It’s built into their genetic code, to be nothing short of evil, hiding a terrible secret or tortures small animals in the basement. Or all of the above. And OF COURSE the marrying partner doesn’t believe a word of it from their child’s mouth. Such good parents.