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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

The Hanging Girl

by (author) Eileen Cook

Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780544829824
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $25.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12

Description

"Trust no one.The Hanging Girl is a nail-biter littered and lined with twists that will leave you gasping." --Teresa Toten, author ofBeware That Girland The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with arewilling to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.

  
 

About the author

Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. She is the author of The Almost Truth, Unraveling Isobel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, and What Would Emma Do? as well as the Fourth Grade Fairy series. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and dogs. Visit her at EileenCook.com.

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Editorial Reviews

"...[The Hanging Girl] is fast-paced; features a very relatable, down-on-herluck protagonist; and boasts a surprise twist that will leave readers arguing long after the book is over. Perfect for fans of psychological thrillers." –Booklist

"A surprisingly dark thriller that will find a home in libraries where there is a need for strong female protagonists and engrossing mysteries." –SLJ
"...The multiple twists in the ending pack several hefty wallops of surprise and reward the reader with a more than satisfactory payout." –Bulletin
 
"The final twist is creepy and, like all good twists, makes perfect sense when reading back to see what you missed." --The Globe and Mail
 

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