When her abusive boyfriend dies in what seems to be a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved until she opens her locker and finds a note from a secret admirer that says "You're welcome." - (Baker & Taylor)
What happens when a secret admirer becomes deadly...
Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."
- (Sourcebooks Inc.
"What a ride! Full of twists and turns—including an ending you won't see coming!"—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
They Said It Was An Accident...
Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note:
Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren't the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer's every move...
- (Sourcebooks Inc.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Adult author Jayne (the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles) moves from urban fantasy to YA thrillers with this tense psychological piece. High school junior Sawyer Dodd is still reeling from her boyfriend's death in a drunk driving accident when she receives a note from an "admirer" that simply reads, "You're welcome." Meanwhile, Sawyer's former friend Maggie is making her life at school miserable, and her parents want her to attend therapy. When a second person is killed, Sawyer realizes that her admirer/stalker is closer than she suspected and knows everything about her life. With suspicion falling on her, can she thwart her stalker's murderous intentions before tragedy strikes again? Jayne delivers a healthy dose of paranoia amid the story's growing tension, as Sawyer's life crumbles around her. The skillful buildup leads to a somewhat muddled climax, however, and the stalker's identity and motivations come out of left field (also, Sawyer's ability to attract both trouble and troubled personalities seems disproportionately high). A solid effort that doesn't quite make the grade. Ages 13–up. Agent: Amberly Finarelli, Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management. (July)
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