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By Megan Abbott

Addy Hanlon has continually been Beth Cassidy's ally and relied on lieutenant. Beth calls the pictures and Addy consists of them out, a usual order of items that has introduced them to the top in their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely aggressive cheer squad, feared and through the opposite ladies -- till the younger new trainer arrives.

Cool and commanding, an emissary from the grownup global simply past their achieve, trainer Colette French attracts Addy and the opposite cheerleaders into her existence. in simple terms Beth, unsettled via the hot regime, is still outdoor Coach's golden circle, waging a refined yet vicious crusade to regain her place as "top girl" -- either with the staff and with Addy herself.

Then a suicide focuses a police research on trainer and her squad. After the 1st wave of outrage and grief, Addy attempts to discover the reality in the back of the demise -- and learns that the boundary among loyalty and love might be risky terrain.

The uncooked passions of girlhood are dropped at existence during this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and tool. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and a virtually determined intensity," offers a harrowing glimpse into the darkish center of the all-American girl.

Literary Awards
Anthony Award Nominee for top Novel (2013)

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No signs of murder, no signs of death. Just a sunny bedroom with plain farmhouse fur- 60 Tess Gerritsen niture. She stood there, taking it all in, not budging even when the phone rang in the living room. After a while the ringing stopped. She went into the bedroom and sat on the bed. It seemed like a bad dream now, what she’d seen here. She thought, If I just concentrate hard enough, I’ll wake up. I’ll find it was a nightmare. Then she stared down at the floor and saw, by the foot of the bed, a brown stain in the oak planks.

Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself. ” “Of course she is. She’s fighting for her life,” said Evelyn. ” asked Chase. “She insisted on it. Not that it would’ve hurt her case if she flunked. ” asked Evelyn. “It doesn’t. ” Chase stared off toward the sea. He, too, was bothered. Not by the facts, but by his own instincts.

Then she stared down at the floor and saw, by the foot of the bed, a brown stain in the oak planks. At once she rose and left the room. She walked into the living room just as the phone rang again. Automatically she picked up the receiver. ” “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. ” Miranda dropped the receiver. In horror she backed away, staring at the dangling earpiece. The caller was laughing now. She could hear the giggles, cruel and childlike, emanating from the receiver.

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