Never Coming Home (Hardcover)

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Unknown Island is everyone’s dream vacation. It is the most exclusive, all expenses paid, private island getaway, and it will be hosting all of your favorite celebrities. However, you don't choose to go to Unknown Island, Unknown Island chooses you. Or rather, Unknown Island picks 10 carefully curated guests to bring over and enjoy their luxury accommodations. After a lengthy and rigorous viral campaign, everyone is buzzing to find out who the first 10 guests will be. And before long 10 elite influencers make their way to the island, expecting the time of their life. But, they quickly realize things aren't adding up. The accommodations are motel level at best, the marketing team who gathered them is nowhere to be seen, and there is no way off the island. And... they still don't know who exactly owns Unknown Island. Hmm, it seems like the time of their lives might be getting cut a little short. Never Coming Home is an addictive and deadly YA thriller that I couldn't put down. Kate Williams quickly creates a sinister tone, full of black humor and social commentary, that made this so much fun to read. And as soon as the bodies began hitting the floor I couldn't stop turning the pages. Kate Williams has created a devious and campy modern homage to Agatha Christie's classic, And Then There Were None

— Parker Jensen


The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America's hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn't what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?

Everyone knows Unknown Island—it’s the world’s most exclusive destination. Think white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and luxury accommodations. Plus, it’s invite only, no one over twenty-one allowed, and it’s absolutely free. Who wouldn’t want to go?
The mysterious resort launched with a viral marketing campaign, and now the whole world is watching as the mysterious resort opens its doors to the First Ten, the ten elite influencers specifically chosen to be the first to experience everything Unknown Island has to offer. You know them. There’s the gamer, the beauty blogger, the rich girl, the superstar, the junior politician, the environmentalist, the DJ, the CEO, the chef, and the athlete.
What they don’t know is that they weren’t invited to Unknown Island for their following—they were invited for their secrets. Everyone is hiding a deadly one, and it looks like someone’s decided it’s payback time. Unknown Island isn’t a vacation, it’s a trap. And it’s beginning to look like the First Ten—no matter how influential—are never coming home.

About the Author

Kate Williams has written for Seventeen, NYLON, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Vans, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, and many other brands and magazines. She is the author of The Babysitters Coven trilogy: The Babysitters Coven, For Better or Cursed, and Spells Like Teen Spirit. Kate lives in Kansas.

Praise For…

"Social media has never been this scary." —Kirkus

"Highly recommended for fans of horror, suspense, and narratives that get the brain spinning." —Booklist

“This dark and visceral storytelling, founded upon a brilliant concept, keeps the reader on edge, guessing until the very last reveal.” —Marit Weisenberg, author of This Golden State and The Insomniacs

A fast-paced thrill ride sure to delight fans of Agatha Christie and Karen McManus alike, Never Coming Home will keep you up reading all night long.” —Liz Lawson, author of The Lucky Ones, coauthor of The Agathas

 "A fun, atmospheric murder mystery with a hook that will appeal to reluctant readers." —School Library Journal

“A perfect blend of mystery and social satire, Never Coming Home is your next literary obsession. Read it first for the fun, and then again and again for the deliciously murderous clues.” —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces, coauthor of The Agathas

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593304860
ISBN-10: 0593304861
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English