The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Imprint: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 3, 2022
Popular, wealthy Alice disappeared last summer for five days after her boyfriend Steve dumped her and started dating her ex-best friend Brooke. Quiet, smart Iris envy’s Alice’s ability to disappear and escape her problems and wishes she could run away from her troubled past too. When Alice returns to school, Iris takes a job tutoring her. Even though the two girls don’t get along, they quickly bond when Brooke is found dead after getting in a fight with Steve at a party. Now Alice and Iris are determined to find out what really happened to Brooke that night. Using Alice’s obsession with Agatha Christie’s as their guide they begin to investigate the town, their classmates and the cops. But soon the girls find themselves in danger when they uncover corruption and dark secrets in every corner of their town.
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That Weekend by Kara Thomas
Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 29, 2021
Claire wakes up in a hospital with no memory and is shocked to learn that her two best friends are missing. They had all gone camping that past weekend and Claire quickly becomes a suspect as the only surviving member of said trip. As she begins to piece together clues and other suspects, will she be able to solve the mystery before she is the next one to disappear?
With a cannot stop until the end pacing as new twists and turns are revealed, this is a thriller that will have readers racing to try more books. Thomas weaves the creepy camp setting, friend and romantic drama, and a solid mystery with a mind blowing ending that will be passed along by word of mouth alone.
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Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus
Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
When Ellery and her twin brother Ezra are forced to travel to their mother’s remote Vermont hometown for the first time, they expect it to be grim: their aunt disappeared from the town when she was their age, and five years ago, another high school girl was murdered at the local horror theme park, Fright Farm. What they don’t expect is for yet another girl to go missing, or for sudden threats against the homecoming court to start popping up, threatening yet another murder if no one solves the mystery. When Ellery begins to try to solve the mystery of her aunt’s disappearance, she’s drawn into the complex web of secrets in the town. Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, March 5 Edition