By Gretchen McNeil

From Possess writer Gretchen McNeil comes this youngster horror novel encouraged by means of Agatha Christie’s And Then there have been None. ideal for lovers of Christopher Pike’s Chain Letter and Lois Duncan’s I recognize What you probably did final Summer, Ten will retain readers at the fringe of their seats till the final page!

It was once alleged to be the weekend in their lives—an specific residence celebration on Henry Island. most sensible acquaintances Meg and Minnie are anticipating days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxurious. yet what starts off out as enjoyable turns twisted after the invention of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And issues basically worsen from there.

With a typhoon raging outdoor, the teenagers are bring to an end from the surface global . . . so whilst a mysterious killer starts picking out them off one after the other, there’s no break out. because the deaths turn into extra violent and the kids activate each other, can Meg locate the killer ahead of extra humans die? Or is the killer towards her than she may perhaps ever imagine?

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Why was once it by no means the opposite direction round? T. J. stormed around the room. “For chrissakes. ” He leaned his again opposed to the wall and folded his palms throughout his chest. Minnie mimicked his stance, folding her fingers throughout her chest in addition. “She was once basically great to me so she might scouse borrow you. She sabotaged me. ” T. J. laughed. “That’s the stupidest factor I’ve ever heard. ” “Is it? ” Minnie stated, her voice shrill and stressful. “Then why did she begin a rumor asserting that you simply requested her to the Homecoming dance? ” “Hey! ” Meg acknowledged. “I didn’t begin any rumor. ” T. J. appeared instantly at Minnie. “Maybe simply because I did ask her to the Homecoming dance? ” Minnie’s eyes grew huge. She swung round and confronted Meg. “I knew it. I knew you have been mendacity to me. You informed me he didn’t ask you. ” Now the entire blood rushed again into Meg’s face with a vengeance. Turning T. J. down used to be one of many toughest issues she’d ever performed, yet Minnie might by no means have forgiven her. “I didn’t are looking to damage you,” Meg acknowledged lamely. Minnie glared at her. “You must have instructed me the reality. ” “She canceled on me that morning,” T. J. acknowledged. “Yeah, yet she didn’t are looking to. ” Minnie’s eyes by no means left Meg’s face. “She desired to opt for you. She cried her eyes out over that. ” T. J. became to Meg. “You did? ” “How did you …” Meg iced up. She hadn’t advised Minnie that. She hadn’t instructed a person. She in basic terms wrote approximately it in her … “Oh, no. ” Meg felt as though a person had punched her within the abdominal. She used to be dizzy as fact dawned on her. “Minnie, you didn’t. ” THIRTY ONE MINNIE JUTTED OUT HER CHIN. “SO WHAT IF I did? ” “Did what? ” T. J. requested. Meg exploded. “YOU learn MY DIARY??? ” “Oh, shit,” Kumiko whispered. Meg had spent years of her lifestyles taking good care of Minnie. preserving her. Sacrificing for her. Writing used to be the one get away she particularly had, the one factor she did for herself. Minnie knew precisely what Meg’s journals intended to her. “How may possibly you, Minnie? How may perhaps you? ” A flash of disgrace and remorse omitted Minnie’s face and for a second, her eyes faltered. Then she stuck sight of T. J. status simply at the back of Meg and it appeared to harden her. “You’ve regularly been jealous of me,” Minnie acknowledged, spitting out each observe as quick as she may possibly. “Always. Boys, clothes—you consistently needed to have what used to be mine. ” T. J. threw up his fingers. “I used to be by no means yours! ” “And you attempted to convey me down, to undermine my self assurance. i used to be high-quality prior to I met you. I wasn’t depressed. I didn’t need to take some of these drugs. ” Minnie was once on a roll now. “That was once you. That was once your entire fault. you probably did this to me. yet you didn’t holiday me, Meg Pritchard. you are going to by no means holiday me. ” “You’re loopy. ” Meg couldn’t think what she used to be listening to. Minnie sounded nearly delusional, like a number of the entries in Claire’s diary. So related it was once virtually spooky. “I’m loopy? ” Minnie screeched. “I’m loopy? Who’s the one that has to sing crimson songs to herself within the replicate simply to psych herself as much as visit dances? Who’s the person who copies traces of outdated poems in her diary and dedicates them to boys she doesn’t also have the center to speak to? It’s pathetic.

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