Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. This feature highlights an upcoming release that I am excited about.
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Goodreads Book Description
For fans of We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl, this powerful psychological thriller with multiple mysteries is set against the backdrop of the megawealthy elite of New York City. Toten delves into the mesmerizing yet dysfunctional world of those who manipulate but seem ever so charming. With its gripping pace and Hitchcockian twists, Beware That Girl will keep readers guessing until the very last line.
The Haves. The Have-Nots. Kate O’Brian 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. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar.
As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder 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, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. 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. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?
Why I’m Excited
Reason Number One: this blurb mentions We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl. While I haven’t read The Girl on the Train yet, I’ve heard incredible things, and I absolutely loved We Were Liars and Gone Girl. So yes, yes please, just give me this book now!
Reason Number Two: Apparently one mystery isn’t enough for this book, as this blurb also mentions multiple mysteries. WOOO!
Reason Number Three: An elite school filled with elite people in New York City sounds like the perfect place for shit to hit the fan and have lots of drama unfold. The elite world of wealthy, manipulative, and charming people has always been an intriguing one for me, it’s fun to read about!
Reason Number Four: Who is this Mark Redkin fellow, hmm? They don’t really say too much about him, so what does it mean that he charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives? Is this a teacher/student relationship thing (which I hope not, those weird me out) or is this something else?
Which upcoming release are you most excited for?