Dark Song

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Dark Song

By Gail Giles

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316068864, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010


Mark said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Mark said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.

Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he'll stop at nothing--even using his guns--to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make the ultimate betrayal against them?

In this controversial novel about a good-girl-gone-wrong, Gail Giles returns to the fast-paced, chilling writing that attracted so many fans to What Happened to Cass McBride?.

About the Author
GAIL GILES is the author of four young adult novels, including her debut novel, Shattering Glass, which was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a Book Sense 76 selection and a Booklist Top 10 Mystery for Youth selection. What Happened to Cass McBride? was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Top Ten Quick Pick. A former high school teacher, Giles grew up in Texas and now lives there with her husband. You can visit her online at www.gailgiles.com.

Praise For Dark Song

"Giles is a gifted writer of suspense. Her imagery sparkles, her character development is flawless, and this page-turner positively crackles with excitement... Suspense lovers will savor this fast-paced psychological thriller."
-VOYA, starred review

"The queen of YA thrillers does it again with another gripping page-turner in which love and danger meet."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Ames and the rest of the Ford family's fall from grace makes for breathless, chilling reading."
-Publishers Weekly

"This fast-paced psychological thriller will leave readers disturbed, enthralled, and clamoring for more. Fans of the author's What Happened to Cass McBride? (Little, Brown, 2006) will thoroughly enjoy this chilling account of a good girl gone bad."
-School Library Journal

"In this day of investor fraud, mortgage foreclosures, and overnight wealth-to-poverty news stories, this timely, riveting novel will resonate with readers."