Missing Dead Girls (Paperback)

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From the author of The Violent Season comes a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller that is sure to keep you turning pages. What is friendship without a few secrets?

It wasn't Tillie's choice to leave Philadelphia. But after everything that happened junior year, her mom insisted the quiet suburb of Willow Creek was the perfect place to get a fresh start, to put the trauma and rumors behind them.

Madison Frank is the perfect distraction. Beautiful, fun, and from the wealthy side of town, Madison is the kind of girl who has a pull stronger than gravity. She commands attention, even inspires obsession. And by the end of summer, Tillie's forgotten everything—everyone—she left in Philadelphia. Almost.

Then Madison goes missing. A photo of her bloody body is texted to the whole student body…from an account with Tillie's name on it. Tillie's caught in a tangled web of secrets that will destroy her if they surface…and will destroy everyone she loves if they don't.

"Claustrophobic and intriguing... a novel that will keep you hooked all the way."—The Nerd Daily on The Violent Season

Pick up Missing Dead Girls if you're looking for:

  • A psychological, fast-paced thriller
  • A suspenseful read with strong emotion
  • Fiction examining friendship
  • A coming of age story with a twist

About the Author

SARA WALTERS works as an advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in central Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked as a reproductive rights advocate and a college instructor. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of South Florida, and studied children's and young adult literature while earning her doctorate in education at the University of Tennessee. She believes in the power of storytelling as a voice for survivors, and aims to give space to the stories too often silenced. She is the author of The Violent Season and Missing Dead Girls.

Praise For…

"The writing is solid and includes some great lines, and the story centers female power and darkness in ways that many will welcome and embrace... The compelling story makes this a page-turner." — Kirkus Reviews

"Walters (The Violent Season) composes a suspenseful tale populated by a well-characterized supporting cast... deliciously chilling." — Publisher's Weekly

"Walter’s fast-paced thriller spins with surprises... Meaningful themes pertaining to challenging friendships, confronting the past, and the dark effects of social media are incorporated as well. Readers will recognize the battlefield known as high school, where curiosity and cruelness walk the halls, hand in hand. Recommend to fans of Kate Doughty's The Follower (2021)." — Booklist

"The story is still a complete nail biter right until the very last pages. It made for a plot that teased the reader from page to page, waiting for a mysterious answer." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728234137
ISBN-10: 1728234131
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: January 31st, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English