For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls. 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. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it's so odd when they 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.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you're the new girl, you shouldn't trust anyone. Praise for Little Monsters "Thomas creates a disturbing portrait of how bad news and gossip can curdle when mixed together."-Oprah.com "An eerie and masterly psychological thriller... that] culminates in a shocking and disturbing ending. Thomas expertly captures the pointed nuances and the fickle, manipulative bonds of adolescent girls' friendships."-SLJ "Taut and suspenseful...this gritty page-turner will easily hook a broad range of readers"-Booklist "An intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn."-Publishers Weekly "A twisted story of obsession and manipulation, Little Monsters captivated me right up to its surprising conclusion--and left me wondering how well I really know my friends."-Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Praise for The Darkest Corners
"Gripping from start to finish, The Darkest Corners took me into an underbelly I didn't know existed, with twists that left me shocked and racing forward to get to the end."-Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
"You'll be up all night tearing through the pages, gasping through the twists and turns."-Bustle.com "A tight, twisted thriller, full of deft reversals and disturbing revelations--deeply, compulsively satisfying " --Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of Places No One Knows "As dark as Gillian Flynn and as compulsive as Serial...Kara Thomas's mystery debut is intricate, chilling, and deeply compelling. Unforgettable " --Laura Salters, author of Run Away
★ "On the heels of Making a Murderer and The Jinx comes a psychological thriller strongly rooted in the true crime tradition...Expertly plotted with plenty of twists and turns--never mind a truly shocking conclusion--this gritty thriller is sure to find a wide audience among teens and adults alike. Equally concerned with a quest for the truth and the powerful motivation of guilt, this compelling novel won't linger on the shelf." --Booklist, Starred Review ★ "A cerebral mystery wrapped in heart-pounding suspense... for readers] who love dark mysteries or fans of Netflix's Making a Murderer." --Shelf Awareness, Starred Review ★ "Thomas carefully crafts the suspense, leaving present-tense narrator Tessa--and readers--to doubt even those she loves the most... An unsettling story of loss, lies, and violence lurking in the shadows of a small town." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review.
About the Author
Kara Thomas has written for everything from her high school newspaper to Warner Bros. Television. She is a true-crime addict who lives on Long Island with her husband and rescue cat. She is the author of The Darkest Corners, Little Monsters, and The Cheerleaders. To learn more about Kara and her books, visit her at kara-thomas.com or follow @karatwrites on Twitter and @kara_thomas on Instagram.