I received this book at no cost from the publisher or author.by Anne Greenwood Brown, Heather Anastasiu
Published by AW Teen Genres: Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Mystery & Detective, Social Issues, Young Adult
ABOUT THE BOOK
GIRL LAST SEEN
Author: Heather Anastasiu & Anne Greenwood Brown
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co (AW Teen)
Kadence Mulligan’s star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren’s vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady’s boyfriend. But Lauren knows how deceptive Kadence could be sometimes. And nobody believes Lauren when she claims she had nothing to do with the disappearance. Or the blood evidence…
As the town and local media condemns Lauren, she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the truth herself. Lauren slowly unravels the twisted life of Kadence Mulligan and finds there was more to her than she ever knew. But will she realize she’s unknowingly playing a part in an elaborate game to cover up a crime before it’s too late?
“Endlessly twisty, this deliberate head trip will keep readers guessing until the very end. The kind of dark, wild ride that begs to read in a single sitting.” Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2016
“A sexy, fascinating, fast-paced, and darkly dynamic mystery for teens.” School Library Journal, January 2016
“Bold, intriguing, and full of surprises. It’s the kind of book that haunts you long after you put it down. I’ve read nothing like this before; a mystery to the very last page, defined by intense and tragic relationships, and warmed by the connections formed in a shared mission. I thoroughly enjoyed this.” Kristen Simmons, author of “Article 5” and “The Glass Arrow”
Lauren and Kadence met in seventh grade when their voices harmonized in choir. They became fast friends and even faster You Tube sensations. Lauren has a divesting throat illness is put on rest, so no more singing for a few months. Kadence takes this personally and is driven to making snarky remarks on social media about Lauren. Lauren hasn’t heard from Kadence (Kady) in several days when her mother calls her to help find Kady.
Things get interesting as Lauren searches through Kady’s computer and she meets up with Jude, the boy Lauren was best friends with until Kady showed up and shunned him. The story is told through these points of view and with Kady’s online presence. There are super plot twists and I pride myself on figuring out “who did it”, but in the case I just couldn’t work it out until the end.
The characters all have depth and angst, so you know they are just perfect in this plot. I got a sense of unease and wanted to know what the heck happened to this girl and why she disappeared. Overall, this is one for older teens. I could really see this one as on television.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
Anne Greenwood Brown lives in Minnesota with her patient husband and three hilarious children. She is the author of the LIES BENEATH trilogy, and has her first New Adult book coming under the name A.S. Green from Entangled/Embrace, summer 2016.
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