The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is. Just that she has to run. When Cady wakes up in a ransacked cabin, she has no memory of who she is. All she knows is that there are two men in the room and one has just instructed the other to "finish her off." Cady must find a way to save herself. But how can she do this when she doesn't even know her name?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20mm | 208.65g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250044375
  • 9781250044372
  • 74,461

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"The novel only spans a few days, and Henry's airtight plotting and efficient, stylized writing brings tension into each scene. Shrewd characterizations lend additional substance to this adrenaline-inducing read." --Publishers Weekly "Suggest this one to fans of Stefan Petrucha's Split (Walker, 2010) and Matt Whyman's Icecore (2007) and Goldstrike (2010, both S & S) for a good adrenaline rush with the tiniest hint of romance." --School Library Journal "April Henry has it down with her taut mysteries, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is as good as her other works. Suspense and tension build from the first page--in which men are taking Cady out to kill her--to the last, as she uncovers the secrets in this eco-thriller." --School Library Journal "Older Jack and Jill readers will find themselves unable to put down this book until they reach the stunning conclusion." --Jack and Mill Magazine "Henry is a dependable best-selling force in both adult and YA worlds, and this book is tailor-made to please her fan base." --Booklist "Henry (The Night She Disappeared) delivers another speedy, suspenseful mystery, this one reminiscent of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne books." --Publishers Weekly "The reader must wait with baited breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book." --VOYA on The Night She Disappeared "Fans of intense page-turners . . . will love this one." --School Library Journal on The Night She Disappeared "It's a riveting story. . . . Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off." --Publishers Weekly on The Night She Disappeared "Constantly interesting and suspenseful." --Kirkus Reviews on Girl, Stolen "Thoroughly exciting." --Booklist on Girl, Stolen "Readers will be hard-pressed to put this one down before its heart-pounding conclusion." --School Library Journal on Girl, Stolen "Be ready to be startled and inspired as the story reaches its climax. Readers will race to the end." --The Strand Magazine on Girl, Stolen "The pace is impeccable, becoming rapidly more frantic as Cheyenne realizes her chances for success are dwindling. In addition, the premise itself is powerfully realistic and compelling, with one small incident (Griffin's jumping into a car that had the keys in the ignition) snowballing into a nightmare series of events that will change everyone." --BCCB on Girl, Stolen "Henry spins a captivating tale that shifts between Cheyenne's and Griffin's thoughts. Both are well-built, complex characters, trapped in their own ways by life's circumstances, which--paired with a relentlessly fast pace--ensures a tense read." --Publishers Weekly on Girl, Stolen
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About April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared, and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.
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Rating details

9,675 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 40% (3,908)
4 32% (3,077)
3 21% (2,054)
2 5% (520)
1 1% (116)
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