From Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series, comes a series that's perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and We Were Liars.
Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker are all driven to be perfect--no matter the cost.
At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover that they all hate the same person: handsome womanizer Nolan Hotchkiss, who's done things to hurt each of them.
They come up with the perfect plan to murder Nolan--jokingly, of course. They'd never actually go through with it. But when Nolan turns up dead in the exact way they'd discussed, the girls suddenly become prime suspects in his murder.
Only, they didn't do it.
So who did? Unless they find the real killer, and soon, any one of them may be the next to die...
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 147 x 211 x 30mm | 408g
- 07 Oct 2014
- New York
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Musical genius Mackenzie is desperate to get into Juilliard, even if it means playing a duet with her best friend's boyfriend. Beautiful Ava isn't above using her assets to get an A. Athletic Caitlin is one goal away from a soccer scholarship--if she can call a time-out on her relationship drama. Popular Julie has it all--literally, thanks to her hoarder mom--and will do anything to keep her family's secret. And former It Girl Parker is experimenting with her wild side.
The five girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover they all hate the same person: rich, entitled Nolan, who's done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect murder--a hypothetical murder, of course. It's all wishful thinking . . . until they wake up one morning to find that their wish came true. Nolan was killed--in exactly the way they planned. The thing is, they didn't do it. So who did?
Suddenly the girls are the prime suspects in the murder. And they need to find the real killer before their perfect lives are ended--for good.
A "scintillating series kickoff. Shepard expertly crafts characters that are morally complicated, yet sympathetic." -- Publishers Weekly
"Suspenseful and juicy." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Thoroughly unputdownable. Fans of the author's Pretty Little Liars series and the Lying Game series won't be disappointed." -- Booklist
"This novel contains an in-depth, multifaceted plot....Well written and interesting." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: "An intriguing tale full of provocative exploits and adventure...It will not disappoint the fans." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Shepard writes a suspenseful page-turner that will have teens thirsting for more." -- School Library Journal
"Expect this teenage soap opera to fly off the shelves." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for THE LYING GAME: "The Lying Game is a stay-up-past-your-bedtime type of thriller...full of amazingly believable plot twists and turns." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"A fun and fast-moving mystery...[readers] will race through the pages as Emma pieces together clues." -- Publishers Weekly
"A thrilling mystery with just the right doses of romance and danger." -- School Library Journal