AUTHOR: Lisa McMann
PUBLIHSER: Simon Pulse
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/8/2011
BACK COVER BLURB:The small town of Cryer's Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn't that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.
When a second student goes missing -- someone close to Kendall's heart -- the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall's not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she's losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school -- messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there -- Kendall decides that crazy or not, she'd never forgive herself if she didn't act on her suspicions.
Something's not right in Cryer's Cross -- and Kendall's about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This book was so good. It was so incredibly creepy. The last few chapters had me hooked -- I read it right before bed and I had to stay up to finish it until the very end. I knew if I didn't finish the story I wasn't going to be able to sleep. I was worried I would have nightmares! That's really all I can say about this book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a little scare this coming Halloween.
CHARACTERS: I really enjoyed the main character Kendall. I like the the author gave her OCD. It made her more relateable. I also really liked Jacian. I felt like he had great chemistry with Kendall.
COVER: The cover fits perfectly with the story line. Again, very creepy.