The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

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Though overly florid descriptions and a sensationalist plot detract from the gothic strains somewhat, Siroway’s cliffhangers and red herrings lure readers toward a haunting finale.
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Synopsis

A chilling new novel about a girl who must delve into her past if she wants to live long enough to have a future when a series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories her brother used to tell start happening in her hometown.

Lana used to know what was real. That was before, when her life was small and quiet. Her golden stepbrother, Ben was alive. She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars. Their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten. Love, blood, and murder.
 

About Alexandra Sirowy

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Alexandra Sirowy is the author of The Creeping and The Telling. She was born and raised in Northern California, where she attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and received her MA at the University of San Francisco. She is a voracious reader, the oldest of three children, an avid traveler, a record-holding high school long jumper, a gourmet cook, a feminist, and forever grateful to her parents for reading to her as a child. Alexandra lives in Northern California with her husband.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Above average
on May 04 2016

While the action sometimes drags a bit with all of Lana’s musings, when another murder occurs the pace picks up nicely. A neatly done murder mystery underneath the psychology.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 07 2017

Though overly florid descriptions and a sensationalist plot detract from the gothic strains somewhat, Siroway’s cliffhangers and red herrings lure readers toward a haunting finale.

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