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“Absolutely enthralling and genuinely terrifying.” —Kit Frick, author of I Killed Zoe Spanos and Very Bad People I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Haunting of Hill House in this “psychologically chilling and unforgettable” (Kirkus Reviews) teen thriller following an estranged group of friends being haunted by their friend who died last summer.Emily Joiner was once part of an inseparable group—she was a sister, a best friend, a lover, and a rival. Summers without Emily were unthinkable. Until the fire burned the lake house to ashes with her inside. A year later, it’s in Emily’s honor that Chelsea and her four friends decide to return. The house awaits them, meticulously rebuilt. Only, Chelsea is haunted by ghostly visions. Loner Ryan stirs up old hurts and forces golden boy Chase to play peacemaker. Which has perfect hostess Kennedy on edge as eerie events culminate in a stunning accusation: Emily’s death wasn’t an accident. And all the clues needed to find the person responsible are right here. As old betrayals rise to the surface, Chelsea and her friends have one night to unravel a mystery spanning three summers before a killer among them exacts their revenge.
Simon and Schuster
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"10/10. This book was hands down one of the best ghost stories I’ve ever read. The constant misinformation, the lies, the tension. All of it was brilliantly executed. The emotions felt so real, and it’s like you were in the direct mindset of the character narrating. Even when their thoughts took a dark turn, you could still understand why they felt that way. The human brain is a scary place, but the lies we keep can be scarier. Teenagers lie all the time, but at what point to they become deadly?"
"Normally this isn't my genre of reading but I picked up this book from a barnes and noble "blind date with a book" challenge where they wrap the book in paper and give a small description. I read this book in a day and was captivated by the story. Definitely a great read! The description given for the book is fairly accurate and the foreshadowing of the book is fairly good and comes back later so be sure to pay attention. This isn't a book where you'll need a highlighter and pen to figure out what's going on but it isn't one to skim, if you miss a detail, you might miss a point. Overall I like the twists and turns and I could FEEL the frustration of the main character throughout the book. It's kinda a hodgepodge between haunting of hill house, black mirror, and early pretty little liars episodes so if that's the type of book you're looking for I think its a great choice!! The book also has some LGBT+ representation in the main characters group which imo is done really well and I fell in love with the characters. #horror #thrillers_and_suspense #hauntingofhillhouse #blackmirror #lgbt #lgbtqia #pride"
"I’m really into mystery books where as you are reading, you are trying to figure out the mystery along with the main character and this is exactly that. I didn’t put this book down once and it was super captivating because of the point of view you are in. From the main characters view point, it was a total plot twist as I was figuring out the clues, and as the other commenter said, it’s super easy to miss just one detail. I definitely recommend this book."