HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes
"With overtones of Lois Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, this has the OMG quality that makes you afraid to wonder what will happen next.”
-- Booklist, starred review
From the author of Liars, Inc., comes a dark, contemporary thriller with twists and turns that are perfect for fans of We Were Liars, Little Monsters, and One of Us Is Lying.
Embry Woods has secrets. Some are small, like the ones about her complicated past. Others are bigger, like her growing feelings for best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Holden. But the biggest secret she carries is about what they did at the abandoned Sea Cliff Inn...and the resulting terrible fire.
Embry helps a homeless man escape from the flames and is immediately hailed as a hero, but she knows that couldn't be further from the truth. Though she’s wracked with guilt, Embry thinks she can take one last secret to her grave.
But then she receives an anonymous note—someone else was there that night. Now she must respond to a series of threatening messages asking her to make impossible choices.
Someone is playing a high-stakes game with her life. And their last move is murder.
VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes is a high-action psychological thriller with a twisty plot in which nothing is quite as it seems.
Winter Kim can’t live without her older sister, Rose, who protected her through the harrowing circumstances which began in their youth in Korea, and helped keep her sane as they adjusted to their new lives in the USA. Now Winter and Rose work as recorders—digital stunt women—for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon. Gideon deals in experiences—sight, sound, touch—by capturing his recorders’ sensory neural impulses and selling them as downloads to armchair adrenaline junkies. The more dangerous or sexy the recordings, the higher the price, and Winter, Rose and their colleagues are fearless in pursuit of great footage.
When a neural recording of what appears to be Rose’s murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter won’t rest until she finds her sister, dead or alive. But when the digital evidence conflicts with the real-world clues, she isn’t sure what to believe. If Winter wants to find out what happened to Rose, she’ll have to untangle what’s real from what only seems real, risking her own life and mind in the process.
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