Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn't exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.
What others are saying...
"Thomas creates a disturbing portrait of how bad news and gossip can curdle when mixed together."-Oprah.com
"An eerie and masterly psychological thriller...[that] culminates in a shocking and disturbing ending. Thomas expertly captures the pointed nuances and the fickle, manipulative bonds of adolescent girls’ friendships."-SLJ
"Taut and suspenseful...this gritty page-turner will easily hook a broad range of readers"-Booklist
"An intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn."-Publishers Weekly
"Gritty and realistic...this mystery will leave readers in awe."-VOYA
"A twisted story of obsession and manipulation, Little Monsters captivated me right up to its surprising conclusion—and left me wondering how well I really know my friends."-Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
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Release Date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Mystery & Thriller
Actual Rating: 5 stars
WOW! This book went beyond my expectations. Kara Thomas SLAYED Little Monsters. I am so glad I decided to give it a chance because I didn't much like her first novel, The Darkest Corners. Anyway, this book is perfect for fans of young adult mysteries and thrillers. This one gives us a juicy look at jealousies that go on in high school and how such jealousies can lead to murder!
I have always been a fan of reading about teens turned murderers because seeing inside their heads and what makes them tick is interesting. Most of these kids who kill do it because of boys or resentment towards their peers. They take hard life lessons personally and ruin the rest of their lives by doing something stupid because they can't see the bigger picture and what lays beyond the horizon. So reading about them really catches my attention. Little Monsters slowly but surely PROVES this in this delightfully twisted tale.
I love how Kara Thomas slowly reveals everything that goes on in this story. She doesn't give readers too much information as to what is going to happen which makes the shock of everything so much better. Even more, she doesn't spoil the fun of finding out who the killer is by leaving subtle hints for readers. Some may not like this because they love figuring out the "who-dun-it" prior to it being revealed, but I don't. I love a surprise revelation and this is exactly what I got in this novel. So, if you're going into the book and wanting to know all the fine details before it ends, don't read it. Kara Holds everything back until the end!
I don't want to give away too much plot because I fear it would ruin the story for those who want to read the novel, but I will give you a small taste. This is a story about 3 teenage girls. One goes missing. Ones a suspect and the other sitting on the sidelines. This is a story of teenage obsession. Teenage hate and rage. And a murder in a small town. It is an incredible novel of suspense and has a lot of twists and turns. I very much recommend it to fellow readers.
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