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Very Bad Things

Susan McBride


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Hardcover (10/14/2014)


A dark, moody, boarding-school murder mystery teens won't be able to put down.

Katie never thought she'd be the girl with the popular boyfriend. She also never thought he would cheat on her--but the proof is in the photo that people at their boarding school can't stop talking about. Mark swears he doesn't remember anything. But Rose, the girl in the photo, is missing, and Mark is in big trouble. Because it looks like Rose isn't just gone . . . she's dead.

Maybe Mark was stupid, but that doesn't mean he's a killer.

Katie needs to find out what really happened, and her digging turns up more than she bargained for, not just about Mark but about someone she loves like a sister: Tessa, her best friend. At Whitney Prep, it's easy to keep secrets . . . especially the cold-blooded kind.

"I'll read anything by Susan McBride." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

People are saying GOOD THINGS about VERY BAD THINGS . . .

"A compelling mystery that will suck readers in and keep them turning the pages to reach the exciting conclusion." --Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of The Testing

"Fans of the Pretty Little Liars series will appreciate the high drama and plot twists."--School Library Journal

"Fast-paced, well-crafted . . . this will be a popular book."--VOYA

"A white-knuckled climax."--Booklist

"An eerie psychodrama."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The venerable yet sinister school, complete with a web of subterranean steam tunnels, is as absorbing as the tightly wound mystery."--Publishers Weekly

Delacorte Press, 9780385737975, 227pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

About the Author

SUSAN MCBRIDE is the award-winning author of fiction for adults and teens. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her husband, their daughter, and two cats who think they're dogs. You can visit her at and on Facebook at SusanMcBrideBooks.