From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating psychological thriller about a girl who must face her darkest fears—but can she outrun the past?
Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her—Kelsey.
Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.
A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.
"[A] fast-paced, suspenseful treat." —PW, starred
"Positively movie-ready." —Kirkus
“Will blow readers’ minds.” —SLJ
Praise for Megan Miranda's All the Missing Girls:
"This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one." —TheSkimm
"Fast-paced and frightening." —Refinery29
"[The] perfect read for thriller fans." —Bustle.com
Miranda (Soulprint) explores the traumatic effects of fear conditioning while offering chills aplenty in this frightening thriller. Kelsey Thomas lives in a beautiful home with her mother, Amanda, who hasn't left for 17 years, since Kelsey was born. The house is a fortress meant to keep any threat at bay. When Kelsey is involved in a car accident and rescued by volunteer fireman and classmate Ryan Baker, it kicks off a series of events that bring to light the horror that her mother suffered all those years ago. Then Kelsey's mother disappears. Someone has Kelsey in his or her sights, and it's surely connected to her mother's past. Desperate to find her mother, Kelsey, with Ryan's help, begins sifting through clues about her mother's abduction and discovers that nothing is what it seems. Writing from Kelsey's first-person perspective, Miranda expertly builds a sense of dread, leaving readers to uncover the truth right alongside Kelsey. A touch of romance adds levity, and the breathless cat-and-mouse game between Kelsey and her shadowy pursuers makes this a fast-paced, suspenseful treat. Ages 14 up.
Shocked me, but not the reason you think.
Okay so I just finished this book and I never write books reviews but I have to for this one. Let me preface this by saying: this book is a bit cheesy. But the thing is, it is so perfectly written - it keeps me on my toes and engaged. I don’t think I have ever been more surprised by a book. It is truly unpredictable. I don’t want to spoil anything but in my opinion, the cheese factor of this book is well worth it because of the author’s story telling abilities. I think I’ll check out another one of hers next!
Couldn’t put down! Great book.
Excellent book, quite the page turner! Definitely recommend.