The Tension of Opposites (Paperback)

By Kristina McBride

Carolrhoda Lab (R), 9781606842133, 277pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/25/2010)

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Two years ago Noelle disappeared. Two long years of no leads, no word, no body. Since the abduction, Tessa, her best friend, has lived in a state of suspended animation. She has some friends but keeps them distant. Some interests, but she won't allow herself to become passionate about them. And guys? She can't get close--she knows what it is like to lose someone she really cared for. And then one day, the telephone rings. Noelle is alive. And maybe, just maybe, Tess can start to live again too.

A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath a kidnapping can have on the victim and on the people she left behind.

About the Author

Kristina McBride, a former high-school English teacher and yearbook advisor, wrote "The Tension of Opposites" in response to the safe return of a child who was kidnapped while riding his bike to a friend s house. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two young children. This is her first novel. Visit her online at"