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This thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending.
Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.
What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.
Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?
Six teenagers invited to dinner with a chance to win a $20,000 and are then locked in the room, with the only way out is to follow the instructions left behind. Soon enough, the six teenagers start turning on each other by either choosing to kill amongst them; all the while secrets and betrayals are dogging their each decision.
It’s easy to get sucked into a book with a plotline – especially when it is told in two timelines, the past and the present – the past is how we understand how these six teenagers reached the point in the present; for it is easy to see that the relationship amongst the six characters have changed drastically from the start of the school year to the end of this year.
It’s easy to make your own snap judgments about the characters from the start; you know who you will be rooting for, the ones that you will like, and ones that will actually get on your nerves. So yes, it was easy to get hooked to the plotline.
However, a sense of urgency that should underline this kind of plotline somehow wasn’t there. And the climax that should have had the surprise and shock didn’t actually get to me either. Yes, this was an entertaining read; but it was one that I was okay with not binge reading it within one single sitting!
I’m Diana Urban, and I write dark, twisty thrillers for teens including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen, March 17th 2020). When I’m not torturing fictional characters, I’m a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform. Outside the bookish world, I live with my husband and cat in Boston, and enjoy reading, video games, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance.