The community of Cryer's Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when Tiffany, a high-school freshman, disappears without a trace. Plagued by OCD, sixteen-year-old Kendall is freaked out by the empty desk in the one-room schoolhouse, and is relieved when her boyfriend Nico takes the seat. And then he goes missing too. An increasingly anxious Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk: If she sits there, will she also vanish? But instead of vanishing, something appears: eerie graffiti messages on the desk's surface that could only be from Nico. Desperate to help him, Kendall stumbles upon some ugly--and deadly--local history. And she's about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried....
- CD-Audio | 5 pages
- 132.08 x 147.32 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
- 08 Feb 2011
- SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
""Cryer's Cross" is creepy, mysterious, and completely absorbing. The intimacy of McMann's small town setting makes this novel especially gripping--and foreboding. Kendall is an excellent protagonist, and her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder not only add a whole new fascinating dimension to the story, but the way McMann uses it to uncover a vital clue to the mystery of disappearances in Cryer's Cross is brilliant. "Cryer's Cross" is peppered with snatches of narrative from the force behind the disappearances, which gives the story extra urgency and suspense, so by the final chapters, you'll hardly be able to keep still. Tragic, emotional, sometimes humorous, and full of tension, "Cryer's Cross" is one stand-out novel and possibly Lisa McMann's best book yet." --The Compulsive Reader (thecompulsivereader.com)