Waiting on Wednesday - Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Doubleday Canada

From Governor General award-winner Teresa Toten comes a powerful and twisted psychological thriller that will rightly draw comparisons to We Were Liars and Gone Girl. Beware That Girl will keep readers guessing until the very last line.

The Haves. The Have Nots. Kate O'Brien appears to be a Have Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she's had to snake her way out of--some more sinister than others. But she's determined to change that. She's book smart. She's street-smart. And she's also a masterful liar.

As the scholarship student at the elite Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ranks and land a spot at Yale. She's already found her "people" among the senior class "it" girls--specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend she's always needed, the sister she never had.

When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration as head of fundraising, he immediately charms his way into the faculty and students' lives--especially Olivia's, although she doesn't share what's going on. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can't reveal and can't afford to ignore. Mark has his own plan for a bright future and never doubts that he can pull it off. How close can Kate and Olivia get with Mark without having to share their dark pasts?

I couldn't be more excited that Canadian author Teresa Toten has a new YA thriller out in a few months! Beware That Girl has all the makings of what could be a twisty, suspenseful novel that keeps us on our toes until the very end. Lies, manipulation, secrets, and dark pasts. YES! I love this kind of drama. Who do we trust? Who poses a threat? I NEED TO KNOW. And with comparisons to We Were Liars and Gone Girl, I'm really hoping Beware That Girl gains some attention soon! I'm definitely keeping my eye on this one.

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