For fans of Pretty Little Liars, comes a psychological thriller, from the author of The Cheerleaders, about about how when you're the new girl in town, you can't trust anyone, especially other teenage girls.
Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.
Kacey's new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls--she's even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends.
Which is why it's so odd when her closest friends, Bailey and Jade, start acting distant. And when they don't invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn't exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn't seem so welcoming after all--especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Thomas's (The Darkest Corners) twisted and atmospheric dive into the psychology of teenage girls holds a horrifying fascination. Kacey has had a difficult go of things. After fights with her mother became untenable, she moved from Rochester, N.Y., to Broken Falls, Wis., to live with the father she's never met, his new wife, and her stepsiblings. Despite being labeled as different, thanks to her "punk hair" and mysterious past, Kacey befriended classmates Jade and Bailey, though it's a relationship fraught with minefields. When Kacey's 13-year-old sister, Lauren, joins Kacey and her friends for a s ance at the site of a massacre, everything starts to unravel. Kacey finds herself ostracized from Bailey and Jade and then Bailey disappears. What follows is equal parts mystery and introspection as Kacey begins to question her life, her choices, and everyone around her in a quest to find justice. It's an intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn. Ages 14 up.
Couldn't stop reading!
I read this book cover to cover in one day! It pulled me in and had me guessing / investigating till the final few chapters!!