Thursday, March 3, 2011
Thriller Pick: Cryer's Cross
by Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse, 2011
Creepy,chilling, and ominous yet quite a satisfying read, Cryer's Cross is the latest from New York Times bestselling writer Lisa McMann (Fade, Wake). Readers of her earlier books will be compelled to read this one. Set in a small town (212 people), the opening sentence is, "Everything changes when Tiffany Quinn disappears."
As the town searches for the missing girl and people start locking their doors at night, life slowly begins to get back to normal and school starts again. Kendall Fletcher worries about the missing girl and envisions all the terrible scenarios that could possibly have played out. It doesn't help that Kendall has OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. She likes things neat, just-so, and everything in its place. In fact, her attention to detail helps her see things that other people miss.
When her friend/boyfriend Nico goes missing, Kendall's world is turned upside down. What is happening in Cryer's Cross? Who is taking its children? And why?
This novel is a page-turner that will have readers clamoring for more.
Highly recommended grade 9-12. A few instances of profanity. No sex.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.