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