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All your twisted secrets

by Urban, Diana,

Format: Print Book 2020
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A thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, that 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?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Amber (the music genius), Robbie (the jock), Scott (the stoner), Sasha (the popular girl), Priya (the loner), and Diego (the valedictorian) all get an invitation to a dinner with the mayor, celebrating their successful scholarship applications. But they begin to feel somewhat unsettled when the door to their private dining room gets locked from the outside and the thermostat seems to be stuck on high. After deciding the best course of action is to at least eat until someone comes to rescue them, they make a terrible discovery: they have to choose which one of them will die by poisoning, and if they don't choose, a bomb will kill them all. Alternating between their current situation and Amber's recollections of the past, each begins to come up with conspiracies and accusations, pushing all of them to their limits. The Breakfast Club meets Karen M. McManus' One of Us Is Lying (2017) in Urban's adrenaline-fueled thriller, pitting the six teens against one another in a satisfying and delightfully claustrophobic ode to Agatha Christie.--Rob Bittner Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this intense psychological thriller, six teens--"the queen bee, the jock, the brains, the stoner, the loner, and the orchestra geek"--are trapped in a room with a bomb ticking down, a deadly syringe, and a note informing them that "within the hour" they must either select one person to die or face that fate together. Over the next hour, narrator and aspiring composer Amber; her boyfriend, baseball star Robbie; her former best friend Priya; her current bestie, overachiever Sasha; school valedictorian Diego; and resident drug dealer Scott must find a way to either escape or follow their captor's wishes. As the minutes slip away, tensions grow in the room, resurfacing hidden resentments and old grudges. Alternating chapters set over the previous year further fill in the blanks until an inevitable-seeming clash reveals the students' darkest secrets. Urban's debut is a powerful one, rich in emotional turmoil and intracharacter conflict, with a strong message against bullying and a focus on standing up for oneself and one's goals. Last-minute revelations will undoubtedly require a second close reading, however, and may prove polarizing. Ages 12--up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 396 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0062908219
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