"A bold and expertly plotted page-turner." --Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie
From the author of The Cheerleaders, comes a thriller about best friends on a weekend getaway that goes horribly, dangerously wrong.
THREE BEST FRIENDS, A LAKE HOUSE, A SECRET TRIP -- WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it's clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours.
Now everyone wants answers--most of all, Claire. She remembers Friday night, but after that . . . nothing. And now Kat and Jesse--her best friends--are missing.
What happened on the mountain? And where are Kat and Jesse? Claire knows the answers are buried somewhere in her memory. But as she's learning, everyone has secrets--even her best friends. And she's pretty sure she's not going to like what she remembers.
Thomas (The Cheerleaders) delivers an edge-of-your-seat thriller replete with unexpected twists and moments of soapy melodrama. Claire Keough, 17, does not remember the 36 hours between settling into a Catskills cabin with best friend Kat Marcotte and Kat's boyfriend, Jesse Salpietro, and being left for dead on a mountainside trail with a head injury. As rescuers search for Kat and Jesse, Claire with the help of Kat's cousin Amos looks for clues to explain what happened. But classmates and a tawdry journalist suspect what Claire has feared all along that Claire's jealousy of Kat's perfect life and relationship drove her to kill her friends. Told from the alternating perspectives of Claire and Kat and jumping before and after the incident, Thomas creates a complicated whodunit with intricate backstories that make everyone a suspect. When the FBI get involved and Claire's mother insists on a lawyer, Claire decides to launch her own investigation, discovering unsettling secrets as well as just how ruthless she can be. Quick-fire pacing, sharpened dialogue, and clever reveals make for an addictive read. Ages 14 up.
It was ok
The first half was super interesting but the ending was disappointing.
total page-turner, with enough twists and emotional beats to keep you fully engaged.