Mara Dyer doesn’t know if she is crazy or haunted—all she knows is that everyone around her is dying in this suspenseful and “strong, inventive tale” (Kirkus Reviews).
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations—or are they premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering. At school, there’s Noah, a devastatingly handsome charmer who seems determined to help Mara piece together what’s real, what’s imagined—and what’s very, very dangerous.
This fast-paced psychological—or is it paranormal?—thriller will leave you breathless for its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
When 17-year-old Mara wakes from a coma, she learns she was in an accident; her best friend, boyfriend, and his sister were all killed when an abandoned asylum collapsed on them. But Mara has no memory of why she was there. Hoping to escape her hallucinations and nightmares, she moves with her family from Rhode Island to Florida, and on the first day of school meets a handsome boy "miling at me like he knew me." Even as Mara's romance with Noah starts to simmer, her stress boils over, especially when her fantasies about bad people dying start coming true and she starts remembering the fateful night. There are plenty of haunting, cinematic images to capture readers' attention, but first-time author Hodkin has packed too much into this mystery, including a murder trial in the background and Noah's own secrets. Readers may enjoy drawing their own conclusions about what is real, but they will have a hard time tracking all the possibilities. And after so much windup, they will certainly feel let down by the scripted conclusion. Ages 14 up.
This was such an amazing book. It was one of those physiological thriller movies that I love. Amazing. Mara was a smart, sarcastic, witted character. I foud myself yelling at her at some points towards the end for her... Well, just read and you'll understand. Haha. And Noah...... *Blush* I love him.
Truly amazing! Sexy, funny, etc. ah, just utterly AMAZING!!! And Noah.....*fan girl squeal* Noah
You know i really didn’t think i was gonna enjoy this book but this is probably one of my top fav suspense books. It really depends on the book for me to find a likeable fmc but Mara is such a relatable character and you can sympathize for her as well. AND NOAH HAD ME KICKING MY FEET IN THE AIR probably one of the only books that made me laugh out loud like please it was so funny😭 Although the beginning was slow and i was kinda confused at the end i highly recommend you read it! i loved this book so much❤️