Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose? From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film comes an absorbing psychological suspense thriller in which fears are physical and memories come alive. "A thriller that will grip readers from the start."-Hypable Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim-their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend-changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft-the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world-hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she's never going to know what really happened. Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers...?nd at life. And so begins the Neverworld Wake. A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year "Beautifully creepy...? A mystery within a mystery."-The New York Times "A truly eerie reading experience."-Nylon "The first must-read of beach season."-Town & Country "A dark and twisty tale brimming with psychological suspense."-Bustle
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by Marisha Pessl
by Patricia Beatty
by Gordon Korman
by Katherine Paterson
by Sandra Belton
by Jonathan London
by Mary Calhoun
by Kalli Dakos
by Nancy White Carlstrom
"Narrator Phoebe Strole's youthful voice guides listeners through Pessl's paranormal young adult thriller. A year after their friend Jim died in mysterious circumstances, five young people are hit by a drunk driver and arrive in the Neverworld Wake, a purgatorial in-between where they're allowed to choose, by voting, one person to survive. Until they reach a consensus, they repeatedly relive the 11 hours of the Wake, and they decide to use the infinite time to investigate Jim's death. Strole's expressive performance complements Pessl's larger-than-life characters, including a disaffected heiress and a drawling Southerner who refers to his teenage peers as "child." Pessl expertly balances her pace and intensity to keep listeners on the edge of their seats without losing the thread of the complex plot. E.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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