I write thrillers, and I’m fascinated by the question of whether anyone is ever purely bad. This is the story of a girl who’s been described as a “monster” because, as a child, she was convicted of killing a baby. But did she really do it? And if she did, why did she do it? The book is a riveting, psychologically complex whodunit and a disturbing exploration of what teens face in the criminal justice system.
I love creepy books, books with strong characters, and books with beautiful descriptions. This is all three! It starts when a girl who has been brutally murdered wakes up to a whole new life. She has a mysterious power to kill evil-doers, which is very cool. But becoming a paranormal bad-ass means coming to terms with the fact that she’ll never see her family again or fulfill her old dreams. The story is moody, sad, and empowering at once — a perfect combination for me.
I also like books that keep me guessing, and this twisty mystery sure did. When Flynn’s girlfriend disappears, he’s desperate to find her. As he investigates her secrets, he finds himself becoming more open about a secret of his own: namely, he’s gay. Flynn is a sympathetic narrator, the villain is super-creepy, and the climax of the book is spine-tingling!
Where can you find Margot?