Balzer + Bray, 9780062118783, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
A smart and terrifying teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, from Get Even author Gretchen McNeil—now a Lifetime Original Movie!
Ten teens. Three days. One killer.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there.
With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Perfect for fans of Christopher Pike’s Chain Letter and Lois Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ten will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page!
About the Author
Gretchen McNeil is the author of several young adult horror/suspense novels for Balzer + Bray, including Possess, 3:59, Relic, Get Even, Get Dirty, and the award-winning Ten. In 2016, Gretchen published her first YA comedy, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MurderTrending for Disney/Freeform. The film adaptation of Ten starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning) and Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful) premiered on Lifetime on September 16, 2017. Visit Gretchen online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.
Praise For Ten…
— ALA Booklist
“Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil’s throwback to old-school thrillers.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend.”
— School Library Journal
“Don’t expect to put it down once you’ve picked it up.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A breathless read.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Gretchen McNeil’s TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!”
— Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON
“TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.”
— Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME
Praise for POSSESS: “With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!”
— Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
Praise for POSSESS: “”A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless.”
— Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE
Praise for POSSESS: “McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor…[a] light, entertaining read.”
— ALA Booklist