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Charlie, Presumed Dead
Author: Anne Heltzel
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Link to Goodreads:
In this thrilling tale of suspense and deception, two girls are shocked to discover they’ve both been dating the same boy when they show up at his funeral. What else don’t they know about Charlie Price? As they travel from Paris, to London, to Mumbai to Bangkok, the girls try to figure out Charlie’s secrets but soon discover they are harboring secrets of their own. This page-turning psychological mystery will engulf teen fans of Gillian Flynn and Gossip Girl.
In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price-young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler-who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London, then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.
No one know who to trust in this thrilling tale of suspense and deception.
Why I’m Excited:
Oh, man. This sounds amazing! I’m an enormous fan of Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), and the idea of a YA written in her dark, demented vein sounds right up my alley. I absolutely love anything that can be described as twisty and suspenseful. Love. I cannot freaking wait to get my hands on this one. June sounds a million years away–I’ll be done with my first year of teaching the week this comes out!
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