Five Total Strangers
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Natalie D. Richards
A New York Times BestsellerA "page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end" (School Library Journal) about a road trip in a snowstorm that turns into bone-chilling disaster, from New York Times bestselling mystery author and "master of tension" (BCCB) Natalie D. Richards.She thought being stranded was the worst thing that could happen. She was wrong.Mira needs to get home for the holidays. Badly. But when an incoming blizzard results in a canceled connecting flight, it looks like she might get stuck at the airport indefinitely.And then Harper, Mira's glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, offers her a ride. Harper and her three friends can drop Mira off on their way home. But as they set off, Mira realizes fellow travelers are all total strangers. And every one of them is hiding something.Soon, roads go from slippery to terrifying. People's belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying, and may even be sabotaging the trip—but why? And can Mira make it home alive, or will this nightmare drive turn fatal?Perfect for readers who love:YA horror books for teensMystery books for teensNatasha Preston, Megan Miranda, Karen McManus and Ruth WarePraise for Five Total Strangers:"A twisty thrill ride that will leave you breathless. I stayed up after midnight just to see how it all ended."—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen"Richards is a master of tension. Suspense fans will get all the ups-and-downs of a well-paced narrative, but they may never want to drive on a snowy road again."—BCCB"A page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Just the kind of fun book one needs for a hot summer day or a cold winter's night."—School Library Journal on Five Total Strangers"High thrill factor."—BooklistAlso by Natalie D. Richards:Six Months LaterGone Too FarMy Secret to TellOne Was LostWe All Fall DownWhat You Hide
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"I really enjoyed the build up of suspense; I especially liked that I was suspicious of everyone in the car, so I didn’t know who to trust. However, I was slightly disappointed by the ending because it seemed like there were some loose ends. Overall 4.5/5 recommend."
"Great thriller book. I found myself tense yet engaged throughout the entire book because of how it was written. It really puts you in the perspective of the Main character and the emotions she feels. It’s a quick read and has a great twist at the end! Although, there is one thing I was confused about in the ending. "
"This book was horrible. So many things happened that seemed so important and then NO follow-up. The author wrote things that seemed like they were so important and then there was NO elaboration. You get through 90% of the book of build-up (anticlimactic build-up) and then an insignificant ending with no answers to so many questions. Don’t bother. "