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Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next Door

Darklight (Volume 1)

Darynda Jones

St. Martin's Griffin

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Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

"Unique, witty, and touching—I LOVED THIS BOOK!" —P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Night Series

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The small town of Riley's Switch, New Mexico, had only one coffeehouse, so that's where I sat with my two best friends, knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that only two of us would make it out of there alive. Though I did...

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Praise for Death and the Girl Next Door

"[Jones's] kicky dialogue and great characters are super entertaining, and the story unfolds with some surprising twists. Add in some laugh-out-loud moments, a hot hero and a satisfying, but cliffhanger-y, ending and you’ve got a hit.” - RT Book Reviews

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About the author

Darynda Jones

Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave on the Right, New York Times bestselling author DARYNDA JONES can't remember a time when she wasn't putting pen to paper.

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