The Night She Disappeared

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429942454
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and to find her before she is.

The Night She Disappeared

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 1406340847
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Kidnapping

Gabie works part-time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. She also drives a Mini Cooper. One night Kayla, who also works at Pete's, goes missing. A customer who had placed an order had asked whether the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie is horrified that Kayla's fate was really meant for her and she is determined to find the missing girl. She teams up with another co-worker, Drew, and together they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead - and to find her before she is.

The Night I Disappeared

Author: Julie Reece Deaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743439787
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Something scary is happening to seventeen-year-old Jamie Tessman. Ever since she and her mother arrived in Chicago, she’s been plagued by freaky mind-slips and vivid daydreams about her sort-of boyfriend, Webb. When Jamie’s inner world starts taking her hostage and keeping her imprisoned for longer periods of time, she becomes terrified that she is slowly losing her mind. Jamie’s mom doesn’t seem to notice anything is wrong. No one does—until Jamie meets Morgan, a new friend who’s had her own “brush with nuttiness.” When Jamie disappears into her inner world one night and can’t find her way out, Morgan sees to it that Jamie finally gets help. Morgan’s aunt, a psychiatrist, breaks through Jamie’s paralyzing fear and helps her unravel a tangle of long-forgotten, horrifying secrets in her past...

Emma in the Night

Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781250141439
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Fiction

"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.

Blood Will Tell

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9780805098679
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late? April Henry weaves another page-turning, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell, Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series.

The Day She Disappeared

Author: Christobel Kent
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9780374717957
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Fiction

From Christobel Kent—whose psychological thrillers have been called “terrifyingly good,” “perfectly paced,” “addictive,” “tense, dense, extremely well-plotted and beautifully written”—a new nerve-racking novel about a disappeared barmaid and the friend who will do anything to find her. When Beth disappears, everyone says she’s run off with another man. She’s just a fly-by-night party girl who can’t be trusted. But Natalie, her best friend, doesn’t believe it, not at all. She’s sure something more sinister is going on. So sure that proving it just might kill her . . . Meanwhile, Victor, one of Beth’s and Nat’s favorite bar patrons, has fallen and ended up in the hospital. When he hears that Beth is gone, he doesn’t buy it either. And slowly, a hazy memory comes back to him. Something menacing . . . something important . . . something just out of his grasp . . . As Nat tries to piece together the events—and people—in Beth’s life, it becomes more difficult to discern who can and can’t be trusted. The little town in the English countryside takes on an ominous air, with a threat behind every corner, outside every window. And someone is always watching . . . Kent’s most recent novel, The Loving Husband, was an international bestseller, and it is in no way hyperbole to declare The Day She Disappeared her very best. It is as brutally unsettling as The Loving Husband, but even more intricate and surprising; as claustrophobic and atmospheric as The Crooked House, but even more heartbreaking in its truths. Kent has been compared to such masters as Daphne du Maurier and P. D. James. With The Day She Disappeared, a new crop of writers will be compared to Christobel Kent.

The Girl I Used to Be

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627793339
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805095418
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Waking up in a ransacked cabin with no recollection of her identity and overhearing two men who are preparing to kill her, Cady is accidentally saved by haphazard companion Ty and endures a harrowing cat-and-mouse chase for survival. By the author of The Night She Disappeared.

Girl Stolen

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 142995003X
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there's a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn't know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price? Prepare yourself for a fast-paced and hard-edged thriller full of nail-biting suspense. This title has Common Core connections.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780307371560
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Night She Won Miss America

Author: Michael Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544810013
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Fiction

“Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache.” —Vanity Fair Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she’s the judges’ top choice. Just like that, she’s catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff’s love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff’s darkest secret. “Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.” —Town & Country “A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag.” —Adweek

Face of Betrayal

Author: Lis Wiehl
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418574284
Release Date: 2010-01-30
Genre: Fiction

FOX News legal correspondent and former Federal Prosecutor Lis Wiehl has created a suspense series as timely as tomorrow's headlines. While home on break, a seventeen-year-old Senate page takes her dog out for a walk and never returns. The resulting media firestorm quickly ensnares television reporter Cassidy Shaw, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges. Together, these life-long friends call themselves The Triple Threat—a nickname derived from their favorite dessert as well as their uncanny ability to crack cases from their three unique positions of power. Together, they must find the one face of betrayal amidst a crowd of growing suspects—including a US Senator—before they become the next victims. Lis Wiehl's expertise in law, politics, and criminal investigation merges with April Henry's narrative genius to create a gripping mystery filled with rich characters, real danger, and a shocking yet satisfying final twist. “One of top ten best books of year” —Suspense Magazine “[A] sizzling political thriller . . . The seamless plot offers a plethora of twists and turns.” —Publishers Weekly

Count All Her Bones

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627795920
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

April Henry masterminds another edge-of-your-seat thriller in this much-anticipated sequel to Girl, Stolen. Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne—who is blind—for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen—this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase? April Henry masterminds another edge-of-your-seat thriller in Count All Her Bones. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Alfie

Author: Thyra Heder
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781683350941
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party? From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.

The Body in the Woods

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805098525
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.