New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda’s masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.

Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can’t remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn’t charged. But Mallory still feels Brian’s presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more?

In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past. But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others.

2013 Locus Recommended Reading List selection

“Miranda’s enveloping prose style and the story’s sinuous plot result in a thriller that questions the reliability of memory, the insidiousness of guilt, and what it truly means to be haunted.”
Publishers Weekly

“Mystery and suspense fans will be hooked.”
School Library Journal

“This novel will be selected by fans of both horror and realistic fiction….The fast-paced story and dialogue will have readers turning pages, desperate to find out what has been tormenting Mallory. Highly Recommended.”
Library Media Connection

“An atmospheric thriller, ripe with tension.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Tightly balanced between can’t-put-it-down drama and realism, the cherry on top is Miranda’s wry writing . . . it all feels fresh, addicting, and smart.”