Published February 8th 2011
by Simon Pulse
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school-house, but somehow life goes on… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it’s crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear…and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating…and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico’s mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
I know I have said this before in other review that I am not a huge fan of horror but with that being said I didn’t find this book to be the true definition of horror. It was more creepy and sad then it was scary. I found it to be a very well written novel even though it was short. I liked how the main character was flawed and that it was what saved her in the end. Also, the male love interest wasnt fawning all over her was really a nice change of pace for a book like this.
Lisa never disappoints, her books are alway filled with personal conflict or flaws that the characters have to learn to cope with. She is alway a stand out in a marked filled with copy cats floating all over the place. Her books are a great was to spend a day in bed with the cover up to you chin and the light on after your finished!