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A Line in the Dark

(2017)
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The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond's best friend. And that's the most important thing, even if Angie can't see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she's free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift.

As Angie drags Jess further into Margot's circle, Jess discovers more than her friend's growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won't be able to handle the consequences.

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.

"It doesn't even matter that she probably doesn't understand how much she means to me. It's purer this way. She can take whatever she wants from me, whenever she wants it, because I'm her best friend."

A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautifully written and compellingly well-observed psychological thriller." - Kate Elliott

"As soon as I finished, I had to read it again." - Justine Larbalestier

"Malinda Lo's A Line in the Dark is soaked in menace. Each page in this brilliant thriller is deliciously unsettling - like Gone Girl meets Pretty Little Liars." - Kiersten White


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Used availability for Malinda Lo's A Line in the Dark

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Line in the Dark
Author(s): Malinda Lo
ISBN: 0-7352-2742-X / 978-0-7352-2742-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Line in the Dark
Author(s): Malinda Lo
ISBN: 0-7352-2743-8 / 978-0-7352-2743-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speak
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Line in the Dark
Author(s): Malinda Lo
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Line in the Dark
Author(s): Malinda Lo
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Line in the Dark
Author(s): Malinda Lo
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU