What happened to Zahra Gaines? Figuring out the answer becomes Ruthie's sole focus when she returns to her hometown eager to reconnect with her best friend. But Zahra is not the person she remembers -- she's disappeared entirely. With the help of Zahra's peers and her own memories, Ruthie tries to piece together what happened and find her friend before it's too late. Nothing is as it seems in this propulsive thriller perfect for fans of Sadie. I'm still thinking about the twist at the end of this one.
Jennifer Donaldson is back with another twisted thriller perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Sadie.
Zahra Gaines is missing.
After three long years away, Ruthie Hayden arrives in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska to this devastating news. Zahra was Ruthie's best friend--the only person who ever really understood her--and she vows to do whatever it takes to find her.
Zahra vanished from a party just days before Ruthie's return, but the more people she talks to, the more she realizes that the Zahra she knew disappeared long before that fateful night. Gone is the whimsical, artistic girl who loved books and knew Ruthie's every secret. In her place is an athlete, a partier, a girl with secrets of her own. Darker still are the rumors that something happened to Zahra while Ruthie was gone, something that changed her forever...
As Ruthie desperately tries to piece together the truth, she falls deeper and deeper into her friend's new world, circling closer to a dangerous revelation about what happened to Zahra in the days before her disappearance--one that might be better off buried.
In her stunning follow-up to Lies You Never Told Me, Jennifer Donaldson once again delivers a propulsive thriller with a masterful twist, skillfully creating a world where nothing is quite as it seems.
About the Author
Jennifer Donaldson graduated from Reed College and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the author of Lies You Never Told Me. Jennifer currently lives in Austin with her family.
"Gripping and unsettling." --Kirkus Reviews
"A suspenseful, surprising story with a vivid sense of place." --Publishers Weekly
"Donaldson's novel is a fast-paced investigation of all the people who might want to hurt Zahra, with a massive twist at the end readers will not see coming."--Booklist
"This story with its mounting plot twists and unreliable narrator is an intriguing page-turner." --School Library Connection
"Well-drawn details of Ruthie’s Alaska and its multi-faceted characters embed the reader into Ruthie’s world." --VOYA