The stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver.
It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods.
Increasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.
Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do it.
Brynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.
On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.
In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.
PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER
'Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting' - Heat on Before I Fall
'This book will take your breath away' - She
A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents. - Daily Mail on VANISHING GIRLS
A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game - The Sunday Times on VANISHING GIRLS
There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days - Heat on VANISHING GIRLS
'Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl' - MTV.com on VANISHING GIRLS
Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'.
'The new Hunger Games' - Cosmopolitan
This is a tight, tense psychological thriller; a fascinating look at the complicated mixture of love, loathing and rivalry that can exist between sisters - The Times on VANISHING GIRLS
This brilliant thriller has a killer twist - Fabulous Magazine on VANISHING GIRLS
Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with her bestselling young adult Delirium Trilogy and three adult novels. Her latest book, RINGER, was published in 2016. Her new novel BROKEN THINGS will be published October 2017.
She is also the author of three novels for young readers, including the CURIOSITY HOUSE series. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).