Spring break was suppose to be epic. Aruba.
Her best friend, her boyfriend and all their group of friends. Drinking,
dancing until dawn and no parents. It wasn't suppose to end like this. Now her
best friend Elise is dead and she is in jail awaiting trial for murder. I read
this for my book club. It was recommend to be by one of the teens who really wanted
me to consider this for the group. I started it and finished it in one sitting
and the ending - OH MAN! This is a psychological thriller told through the
perspective of Anna who is Elise's best friend and potential murderer. A ripped
from the headlines story - compelling, dark and edgy. A teen Gone Girl.
Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that's ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination. It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love. Awaiting the judge's decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined...
About the Author
Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. "Dangerous Girls" is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.