Synopses & Reviews
Ellie believes that going to boarding school in California, surrounded by ocean and open spaces, will cure her claustrophobia. Once there, she discovers that Eliza Hart, her childhood best friend, is also a student there -- and Ellie is eager to rekindle their friendship.
But Eliza spreads rumors about Ellie, saying she's a liar, a stalker. Add to that Ellie's fear of having people find out about her phobia, and she becomes an outcast.
Then Eliza Hart is found dead.
Ellie is determined to find out what happened to her one-time BFF. Only her suitemate Sam will help her... because to everyone else, Ellie looks like a suspect.
As the walls close in around her, can Ellie clear her name and find out the truth about Eliza Hart? Her hunt for the truth will push her out into the open -- and also deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.
This book is both a gripping mystery, and a sensitive and moving portrayal of depression and mental health issues.
When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie's childhood best friend.
Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie's claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie's suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.
Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza's death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.
New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back--and even destroy us.