Kate O'Brien is used to being the scholarship kid after
she's moved around so many times. With her expert lying
skills, she finds wealthy student Olivia at her newest
school and plans to use Olivia for status, money, social
rank, and maybe a little friendship on the side. When their
school gets a new administrator, Mark Redkin, both Kate and
Olivia's plans are thrown as it seems Mark isn't quite as
charming as he seems. In a group of the privileged, it's
hard to tell who is the best liar.
BEWARE THAT GIRL is a psychological thriller focusing on two
girls, Kate and Olivia, who are more than they seem. Kate
has a troubled history of a sociopathic father, and she
worries that her lies and deceit make her just like him.
Olivia has a history of mental illness, and she sometimes
stops using her medication because it makes her feel flat.
What starts as a mutually beneficial relationship, where
Kate gets status and money and Olivia gets a friend she
desperately needs, turns into something much more complex
where readers will feel a strange mixture of sympathy,
distrust, and even hope for both characters. Just when one
of the characters seems fully formed and left with no
surprises, another shocking discovery changes everything
once again. Those who love a good plot twist may find their
latest favorite with Teresa Toten's latest novel.
With a preying teacher, an elite school, and two young women
who may or may not be as manipulative as they seem, BEWARE
THAT GIRL is a fast paced, electric read where no one can be
trusted, and the end will leave you in gasps.
For fans of We Were Liars,The Girl on the
Train, and Gone Girl, this powerful psychological
thriller with multiple mysteries is set against the backdrop
of the megawealthy elite of New York City. Toten delves into
the mesmerizing yet dysfunctional world of those who
manipulate but seem ever so charming. With its gripping pace
and Hitchcockian twists, Beware That Girl will keep
readers guessing until the very last line.
The Haves. The Have-Nots. Kate O’Brien appears to be
a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks
she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than
others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book
smart. She’s street-smart. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar.
As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC,
Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the
social ladder and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found
her “people” among the senior class “it” girls—specifically
in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia
Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend
she’s always needed, the sister she never had.
When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the
Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into
the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close
to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. It
becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to
Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal—and can’t afford to
ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without
having to share their dark pasts?