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Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For f ans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.

They didn't mean to kill the guilt will tear them apart

Alice King isn't expecting the holiday of her dreams when she sets off on a trip to the wilderness with her mates. But when her best friend Cass decides to teach mean girl Tara a lesson, Alice finds herself in a nightmare she can't escape.

Now Alice is the guardian of a secret too horrific to tell; and a secret too terrible to keep. A secret that will change all of their lives for ever...

Publisher: London : Quercus, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780857382054
Branch Call Number: TEEN CLA
Characteristics: 374 pages ;,20 cm


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Apr 03, 2013

At first I thought the book was going to fall into a “eh, it’s okay” category for me, mainly because the teenagers in the book are true to character. In a lot of YA books that I read I’ve noticed the teens are mature beyond their years. Although unrealistic, it makes for a more interesting story for a non-teen reader. The beginning of this book had a "Mean Girls" feel about it, with a lot of typical petty behavior that I found rather boring. I decide the book was going to be a mediocre read, and I would just plough through it to get to my next book.

After they left the camp the book picked up. I found my stomach turning because I could feel what it was like for the characters to be faced with two options to a bad situation, and then having to live with what they chose. Reading about how it changed each girl’s life, and the discovery of hidden information increased my interest in this book. I actually ended up staying up to finish it. I gave it three 1/2 stars because it became more interesting then what I originally pegged it to be. I think if I were a teen or young adult I would have given it more.

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