Published by Delacorte Press on July 25, 2017
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult
Source: Barnes & Noble
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Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.
Kacey's new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls--she's even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends.
Which is why it's so odd when her closest friends, Bailey and Jade, start acting distant. And when they don't invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn't exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn't seem so welcoming after all--especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Little Monsters is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The story follows Kacey, a teenager who moves to a new town and becomes entangled in a web of secrets and lies surrounding the disappearance of her new friend, Bailey.
Thomas does an excellent job of creating a haunting atmosphere and building tension throughout the book. The small-town setting adds to the sense of unease, and the well-developed characters keep readers guessing about their true intentions. The pacing is perfect, with twists and turns that will leave readers guessing until the very end.
The exploration of themes such as friendship, betrayal, and the dark side of human nature adds depth to the story. Thomas delves into the complexities of teenage relationships and the lengths people will go to protect their secrets. The psychological elements of the book are expertly crafted, making it a truly chilling read.
Overall, Little Monsters is a captivating and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of the genre. Kara Thomas has created a gripping story with well-rounded characters and a plot that keeps readers guessing. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys a suspenseful and twisty tale.