Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived … and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now she must enter the witness protection program. At first it seems like her family's new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of Rory's new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again? New York Times best-selling author Kate Brian is back with a haunting new YA series packed with dark twists and turns.
After a serial killer attacks Rory Miller, the teenager and her family flee to an out-of-state FBI safe house in the nerve-racking first book in a trilogy from Brian (the Private series). Their destination, Juniper Landing, may not be as idyllic as it seems: the fog-soaked island town lacks phone and Internet service, and a group of powerful young locals is overly focused on Rory. Residents are untroubled when people mysteriously disappear; stranger still, Rory s older sister can t remember them after they are gone. Interstitial chapters, told from the murderer s point of view, reveal that he remains committed to finishing his job ( He d tasted her fear again, so sweet and salty.... The possibility was almost too much to bear ). The killer (who posed as Rory s math teacher) is truly frightening, and readers will be haunted by his interludes and by the chilling evidence of his stalking. In contrast, the mystery of Juniper Landing itself is less of a thrill; questions will remain even when the truth is revealed, awaiting exploration in the later books. An Alloy Entertainment property. Ages 14 up.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I’m in love with all three of these books. Yes that’s right there three of them, and I know that some people might be confused at the end of the first one don’t worry the second one explains it all. The way the author throws all these twist and turns at you is unbelievable.
I just finished Shadowlands. I thought it was a really great book until the very last sentence. The ending threw me for a complete loop. I still don't understand and I've been extremely confused to the point where I found myself googling, "Shadowlands ending explained." However, NOTHING COMES UP. No one is talking about the ending of this book. Perhaps it is explained in the second book?
This is an amazing book it has a lot of twists and turns but it still has a terrific plot