What a ride! Full of twists and turns—including an ending you won't see coming!—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
They Said It Was An Accident...
Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note:
Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren't the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer's every move...
Adult author Jayne (the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles) moves from urban fantasy to YA thrillers with this tense psychological piece. High school junior Sawyer Dodd is still reeling from her boyfriend's death in a drunk driving accident when she receives a note from an "admirer" that simply reads, "You're welcome." Meanwhile, Sawyer's former friend Maggie is making her life at school miserable, and her parents want her to attend therapy. When a second person is killed, Sawyer realizes that her admirer/stalker is closer than she suspected and knows everything about her life. With suspicion falling on her, can she thwart her stalker's murderous intentions before tragedy strikes again? Jayne delivers a healthy dose of paranoia amid the story's growing tension, as Sawyer's life crumbles around her. The skillful buildup leads to a somewhat muddled climax, however, and the stalker's identity and motivations come out of left field (also, Sawyer's ability to attract both trouble and troubled personalities seems disproportionately high). A solid effort that doesn't quite make the grade. Ages 13 up.
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The book was very entertaining as well as suspenseful. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a horror book, but it definitely could scare you! I like the details and the suspense the author adds through description to help me really see what’s going on. I like how some of the details in the book make you think one thing but end up being another, and at the very end...well you’ll have to read to find out!
Teenager Sawyer Dodd is star runner who’s parents recently divorced and she’s living with her dad and his new pregnant wife. Her boyfriend was killed in a drunk driving accident. Or so she thinks. Until she gets a note in her locker with just two words: “You’re welcome.”
This thriller by Bay Area writer Hannah Jayne cannot be put down. The characters are so real, the emotions gripping. The story keeps you entertained until the very last page. Download Truly Madly Deadly today, but don’t read it in the dark!