Ages: 14 and up
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Merit Press
Written by Julie Anne Lindsey
Created by Matt Petrunak
“Ms. Lindsey crafts an exquisite tale that kicked my adrenaline up with every turn of the page. Deceived is stunning and more than a little scary. From the first page, I had to know what happens next, while at the same time, I had to know what happened before. As Elle’s life unravels, the reader will feel just as raw and betrayed as she does.” —Gwen Hayes, author of Falling Under
What you don’t know CAN kill you.
“It’s like in a scary movie when the maniacal music begins, but you don’t see the danger. You just know something’s wrong, and you’re afraid for the girl. In my dream, I’m the girl.”
When Elle’s father moves her to yet another small town for her senior year, Elle is disgusted when nothing changes. Her night terrors don’t go away, a strange new guy appears everywhere she goes and she can’t shake the feeling she’s being followed. Soon, Elle starts to believe she’s losing her mind. In her search for answers, she unravels the truth about her dad’s real identity; why she’s been lied to all her life; and the terrifying truth that she may be the only one who can save her from the one who’s following her now.
About the Author
The mother of three young children, Julie Anne Lindsey is a full-time writer with an established track record in lighthearted romance novels. Deceived is her first adventure into young adult suspense.
Julie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.