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Publisher Comments:

An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a “publishing phenomenon,” this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year’s most stunning American fiction debut. From its wrenching opening to its shocking climax, Beautiful Malice unfolds a haunting story in which people, motives, and circumstances are never what they seem.

Who is Katherine Patterson? It is a question she hopes no one can answer. To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name. She’s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether. Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing more than anonymity. What she finds instead is the last thing she expected: a friend.

Even more unlikely, Katherine’s new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school. Extroverted, gorgeous, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn’t want to be: the center of attention. Yet Alice’s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice’s private circle.

But Alice has secrets, too—darker than anyone can begin to imagine. And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all. For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson—only a descent into a trap far more sinister . . . and infinitely more seductive.

Synopsis:

To escape the media attention generated by her sister's murder, a grieving seventeen-year-old Australian girl moves away and meets a vibrant new friend who harbors a dangerous secret.

About the Author

\Rebecca James was born in Sydney and spent her twenties teaching English in Indonesia and Japan. She currently lives in Armidale, Australia, with her partner and their four sons. She is at work on her next novel, to be published by Bantam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553907841
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
James, Rebecca
Author:
Rebecca James
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Audio Books-Popular Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Debut Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Italian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
260

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Death and Dying
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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