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Melody Burning

Whitley Strieber

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Beresford doesn’t remember much about his past or how he came to live in the chutes and crawl spaces of the posh high-rise that shares his name. But when rock star and teen sensation Melody McGrath moves to an apartment on the fiftieth floor, he knows he has to be near her. Although she doesn’t realize it, Melody is threatened by more dangerous forces than her manipulative stage mom and the pressures of life in the spotlight. The owner of the glamorous building has been hiding a fatal secret within its walls, and Beresford puts all his plans at risk. Will Beresford and Melody be able to escape with their lives (and love) intact?
 
Bestselling author Whitley Strieber makes his young adult debut with this pulsing romantic thriller.

Beresford doesn’t remember much about his past or how he came to live in the chutes and crawl spaces of the posh high-rise that shares his name. But when rock star and teen sensation Melody McGrath moves to an apartment on the fiftieth floor, he knows he has to be near her. Although she doesn’t realize it, Melody is threatened by more dangerous forces than her manipulative stage mom and the pressures of life in the spotlight. The owner of the glamorous building has been hiding a fatal secret within its walls, and Beresford puts all his plans at risk. Will Beresford and Melody be able to escape with their lives (and love) intact? Bestselling author Whitley Strieber makes his young adult debut with this pulsing romantic thriller.

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CHAPTER 1
 
 
I hear you, I know I do.
Who are you?
Who are you?
Don’t scare me, don’t hurt me,
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go.…
This is a really beautiful building and all, but something is wrong here. I don’t know what it is yet, but it’s starting to kind of piss me off. Maybe it should scare me, I don’t know. Right now I’m in my bedroom on the fiftieth floor, and it sounds like somebody’s in the stairwell behind my wall.
There are three doors to this apartment—the kitchen door, the front
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"[A] fast-paced melodrama..."--School Library Journal
 
"...a combination of music, mystery, and love." --VOYA
 
“Strieber, the author of several adult titles of speculative fiction and nonfiction has penned an engrossing YA debut.” --Booklist
"[A] fast-paced melodrama..."--School Library Journal
 
"...a combination of music, mystery, and love." --VOYA
 
“Strieber, the author of several adult titles of speculative fiction and nonfiction has penned an engrossing YA debut.” --Booklist

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  • Whitley Strieber

  • Whitley Strieber is one of the great names in science fiction. He has written many bestsellers, including Communion, The Wolfen, The Hunger, The Day after Tomorrow, Critical Mass, and The Omega Point. He lives in Santa Monica, California. [www.unknowncountry.com]

  • Whitley Strieber
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Melody Burning

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