Kacey is adjusting to her new life in a different city with
a father she barely knows, a stepmother, stepbrother, and
stepsister. Thankfully, she's quickly welcomed into Bailey
and Jade's friendship, two girls who like fun and
excitement. Broken Falls is slowly turning into a place she
can call home. Until suddenly, Bailey goes to a party and
doesn't come home. A party Kacey wasn't included in, even
though it's the biggest of the year. As clues pile up, no
one will be left unchanged.
Kara Thomas proved masterfully at creating a story meant to
be devoured in THE DARKEST
CORNERS, and her latest, LITTLE MONSTERS, is no
exception. The mystery is layered and intense. Even though
some of the mystery can be figured out, there are quick and
sudden twists that leave the full picture hard to grasp
until all the pieces are finally given. The narrative is
immediately engaging, and the most beautiful part of this
story is the female relationships at the center. From the
good bonds to the destructive to the toxic and to the
loving, a wide range of angles is explored within the
I particularly enjoy the dynamic between Kacey and her
stepfamily. Though the story is set after she has started to
settle in, the reader still gets flashbacks and mentions of
the initial awkwardness and struggle when she first arrives.
It feels extremely realistic, and if you're the kind of
reader who enjoys 'chosen family' narratives, I highly
recommend this one.
Masterfully nuanced characters, heart-pounding mystery, and
important explorations of female relationships combine in
LITTLE MONSTERS, an incredible thriller from Kara Thomas.
For fans of Pretty Little Liars,Little
Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the
author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances
versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage
Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in
with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life
with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an
adoring younger half sister.
Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild
highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile
mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even
been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and
Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And
when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year,
it doesn't exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never
makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls
doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone
starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons:
Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when
you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.