Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

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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

 

 

About Darynda Jones

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Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones can't remember a time when she wasn't putting pen to paper. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than twenty-five years and two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. Visit her Web site at www.daryndajones.com.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 305 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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It turns out that Cameron is stalking Jared, however, in an attempt to protect Lorelei.

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

RT Book Reviews

;-) To back up my claims of the incredible dialogue in this book and the swoon factor of Jared, I want to share 1 - of many - memorable quotes from the book (condensed for the use of this review): "Because you move like fire rushing across the floor"..."Like flames licking up a wall"...Your energ...

Oct 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

City Book Review

Lorelie starts having visions again–she hadn’t since she was little, and even in between forecasted odd things- and what she sees about Jared doesn’t make any sense.

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Open Book Society

In this book, we pick up in the year 2058 with Lieutenant Eve Dallas reluctantly planning her quickly approaching wedding to handsome and rich fiancé, Roarke (or is he doing most of the planning and she’s just along for the ride?).

Jun 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Open Book Society

Roarke saw me naked.” I found most of the things in this book to be pretty predictable…like Peabody being enlisted in the dating service and the killer coming after her at the end of the book.

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Open Book Society

Now Roarke and Eve butt heads as she wants to take Ricker down and Roarke knows how dangerous he is and wants her far away from him.

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Open Book Society

Eve starts to feel that there is a connection and starts thinking that these deaths are actually murders.

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Open Book Society

The tenth installment of the futuristic In Death series starts out with Roarke and Eve enjoying a night out together.

Nov 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Open Book Society

Instead, the victims were all old acquaintances of Roarke who helped him find the people that he eventually killed to avenge Marlena’s death.

Oct 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Open Book Society

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.

Dec 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Cocktails and Books

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.

Sep 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Flamingnet

Darynda Jones, who is an expert YA writer, happens to have a thing for cliff hangers.

Feb 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

Your Entertainment Corner

(At least Death doesn’t take that familiar route.) Jared, the dark haired good bad guy and Cameron, the blond bad good guy, fit the typical YA novel mold.

Nov 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Death and the Girl Next Door

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