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Take the Fall

Emily Hainsworth


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Twin Peaks meets Thirteen Reasons Why in this gripping and evocative tale of one girl unraveling the mystery of her best friend's murder, from acclaimed author Emily Hainsworth.


Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen's body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can't be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information. . . . Could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen's ex-boyfriend—and Sonia's longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he's the killer. But as Gretchen's many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus's involvement and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus—the artist, the screw-up, the boy she might be falling for—have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn't him in the woods that night . . . who could it have been?

Praise For Take the Fall

“An intriguing murder mystery, one whose final twists and revelations hit their marks.”
Publishers Weekly

“A thrilling and twisted mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.”
— Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series

“Take the Fall is a deliciously dark tale of scandal and deception. I can’t wait to see what Emily Hainsworth comes up with next!”
— Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series

“Fans of whodunit mysteries will enjoy [this]”

“Keep[s] you guessing until the end”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Hainsworth’s debut novel is fresh, exciting, and haunting … The well-developed characters help readers make an immediate emotional connection that results in a personal investment in the outcome of the story …. a must-have for any classroom or library shelf.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)

Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Smart, singular, and utterly compelling—I loved it!”
— Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of THE REPLACEMENT

Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “THROUGH TO YOU is a page-turning read. I lost hours of sleep because I just had to finish it!”
— Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME

Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Intriguing.”

Balzer + Bray, 9780062094223, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

About the Author

Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Denver with her husband and daughter.