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Only She Came Back

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A chilling thriller about an unlikely friendship between a true-crime fan and a former high school classmate suspected of murdering her influencer boyfriend, perfect for fans of Holly Jackson and Courtney Summers.

On July 28 at 6:30 p.m., Kiri Dunsmore walks out of the desert wearing her boyfriend’s sweatshirt, covered in his blood. Dazed and on the verge of unconsciousness, she tells a cashier that he’s still out there and most likely dead. The disappearance of Callum Massey, a “survival guru” with hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers, rocks the nation. And Kiri is a prime suspect.
Back in Kiri's hometown, true-crime fanatic Sam
 is completely hooked on the case—especially now that she recognizes the suspect as shy Katie from high school. Although they didn’t know each other well, that doesn’t stop Sam from reaching out to befriend her old classmate.
But when Kiri starts to confide in her, Sam realizes there’s more to the story than she had imagined. Can she keep Kiri’s secrets even though revealing them could put her where she's always longed to be—at the center of the story?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intense, thrilling, and addictive - you won't be able to put this book down until all the parts slide beautifully into place. A masterful blend of character study, social critique, and mystery, this is Margot Harrison's best book yet." - Kathleen Glasgow

"Readers will devour this tale of twisted obsessions and blurred lines. Who is a survivor and who is a suspect - and can you be both?" - April Henry

"A clever, twisted tale of taking lies (and influencer likes) way too far, this book has enough paranoia and red herrings to satisfy the most suspicious murderino." - Ellie Marney

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