This is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore.
In Gardiners Bay, everyone has a secret. The population of Gardiners Bay is disturbed when Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole discover Colleen O’Dell’s death drifting off the coastline of their seaside village. The fact that her drowning was not an accident is even more surprising.Jenna begins her own investigation as her closest friend becomes a crucial suspect. She knows she needs Adam on her side when she discovers scandals at Preston Prep School that link back to Rookwood reform school.Adam is used to receiving critical stares as a student at Rookwood, but now his pals are being probed by the police. Even if it means trusting Jenna, Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe.The truth begins to distort as the falsehoods unfold. Only one thing is certain: someone will have to pay the price.
Sadie by Courtney Summers.
A search for a missing girl leads to a quest of vengeance. A podcast that follows the clues she’s left behind, similar to Serial. And a cliffhanger that you won’t be able to forget.Sadie’s life hasn’t been easy. She’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated tiny town since she was a child, doing her best to create a decent life for them and keep their heads above water.When Mattie is found dead, however, Sadie’s entire life falls apart. After a bungled police investigation, Sadie is desperate to discover her sister’s killer and sets out on the road with only a few hints to guide her.When West McCray overhears Sadie’s tale at a local gas station while working on a feature about little, forgotten villages in America, he becomes obsessed with recovering the missing child. He launches his own podcast while he follows Sadie’s trail, attempting to figure out what occurred and finding her before it’s too late.Courtney Summers has authored her career-defining book. Sadie is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that will have you engrossed until the very last page.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas.
In Sunnybrook, there are no longer any cheerleaders.Then there was the automobile tragedy, in which two girls died after colliding with a tree on a wet night. The killings occurred not long after. The man next door murdered those two young ladies. Because he was shot by the cops, no one will ever know why he did it. The final cheerleader to die was Monica’s sister. Sunnybrook High School dissolved the cheer squad after she committed herself. Nobody wanted to think about the females they’d lost.It had been five years since then. Sunnybrook High’s professors and students now wish to honour the fallen cheerleaders. Monica, on the other hand, finds it difficult. She only want to forget. Monica’s world, meanwhile, is beginning to fall apart. There are the letters in her stepfather’s desk, an unearthed, years-old mobile phone, and a weird new classmate. It doesn’t matter what occurred five years ago. Some locals know more than they’re letting on. Monica is somehow in the core of it all.Sunnybrook may no longer have cheerleaders, but it doesn’t mean no one else is in danger.
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson.
A girl who doesn’t exist dwells in the shadows of Sangui City. Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya as refugees hoping for a new life and a place to call home after leaving the Congo. Her mother swiftly got employment as a maid for a wealthy household, including Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most powerful businessmen. Tina quickly discovers, however, that the Greyhill fortune was built on a life of corruption and criminality. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill’s study, she knows who’s to blame.Tina spends the next four years alone on the streets, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang, with vengeance on her mind. Tina returns to the Greyhill estate thanks to a work for the Goondas, giving her the opportunity for retribution she’s been waiting for. But the sorrow of previous scars and the draw of old connections overcome Tina as soon as she enters the magnificent mansion, putting in motion a hazardous chain of events that might cost Tina her life at any moment. But in this fast-paced, nail-biting thriller, she holds on because she ultimately discovers the horrific truth about who killed her mother—and why.
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman.
A murder mystery set in the setting of a prestigious Long Island prep school. Everything on Gold Coast, Long Island, appears flawless, from the posh downtown stores to the perfectly groomed beaches to Jill Newman’s and her friends’ polished uniforms. Nothing is as it appears, as Jill discovered three years ago.Jill’s closest friend from freshman year, the smart and dazzling Shaila Arnold, was murdered by her lover. Graham confessed, the matter was closed, and Jill tried to move on after that awful night on the beach.Now that Jill is in her senior year, she is determined to make it the finest one yet. She is, after all, a senior and a Player, a member of Gold Coast Prep’s exclusive, not-so-secret society. Senior Players have the nicest parties, the finest grades, and the entire school’s adulation. Jill is going to have a great year. She is certain of it.When Jill begins to receive messages professing Graham’s innocence, her plans for a flawless senior year begin to fall apart. Who killed Shaila if it wasn’t Graham? Jill swears to find out, but doing so might jeopardise her friendships as well as her future.
How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao.
Nancy Luo is taken aback when her former closest friend, Jamie Ruan, a top-ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, vanishes and is later discovered dead. Nancy is even more taken aback when word gets out that she and her friends—Krystal, Akil, and Alexander—are potential suspects, courtesy to “The Proctor,” a student who anonymously incriminated them using the school’s social networking app.Jamie used to be friends with all of them, and she knew all of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now The Proctor is aware of them as well. The four must find the genuine killer before The Proctor exposes them to too much and costs them too much, such as Nancy’s entire scholarship.Nancy begins to think that her pals are holding secrets from her as well. When their ex-best buddy comes up dead, students at an elite prep school are compelled to confront their secrets.
Liars Inc. by Paula Stokes.
Max Cantrell has never been a big believer in telling the truth, so when the chance to sell fake permission slips and cover stories to his classmates emerges, it seems like a decent way to make some money and spice up a dull senior year. Max creates Liars, Inc. with the aid of his buddies Preston and Parvati. Suddenly, everyone requires something, and money begins to flow in. Who’d have guessed that lying could be so lucrative?When Preston requests his own cover storey to visit a girl he met online, Max is more than happy to oblige. Until Preston does not return home. Then the evidence piles up, horrifying hints leading the detectives to Preston’s body. Numerous hints that lead to Max as the culprit. Will Max be able to track out the true killer before going to prison for a crime he didn’t commit?