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Line In The Dark A Paperback – 4 Sep 2018

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Speak; 1 edition (19 November 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780735227439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735227439
  • ASIN: 0735227438
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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"With an active focus on female friendships and relationships, A Line in the Dark is a twisty, dark psychological thriller that will leave you guessing til the very end. The story follows two friends down a path of dysfunction and murder as one of them, Chinese-American Jess tries to balance the expectations of her family, her fraught relationship with Angie, and her mounting sexual attraction for her. Lo offers some impressive storytelling, a chilling plot, and mean girls aplenty."--Teen Vogue

"[A] riveting read... The story of tensions, romances and even violence between townies and prep school kids is well-trodden ground, but Lo makes it new and exciting by creating nuanced queer characters and giving them the chance to make their own terrible decisions."--NPR

"[A] heart-tugging story of a teenage girl who expresses herself in art in ways she can't quite do in real life -- even as she tries to hold on to her best friend despite grappling with deeper feelings for her."--Vulture

Ash, Huntress, and Inheritance, A Line in the Dark. Lo instantly invites readers along, enticing them to stay up just a little bit later for the next big reveal, and supplies readers with one final twist that will take their breath away."--Lambda Literary

"[A] hauntingly captivating thriller."--Bustle

"This slender novel packs a punch."--Brightly

"A Line in the Dark marks Lo's foray into the contemporary genre, promising an intense read that should be at the top of your list."--Paste

"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, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise.

"A beautifully written and compellingly well-observed psychological thriller." --Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Court of Fives and Cold Magic

"As soon as I finished, I had to read it again." --Justine Larbalestier, author of My Sister Rosa and Liar

★"Malinda Lo delivers an enthralling mystery full of twists, turns, dark heroics... and high school."--Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ "Lo has delivered an intricate tapestry of narrative, woven in a labyrinthine pattern of secrets and colored with intersecting hues of Chinese-American identity, the dark intensity of relationships, and telltale stains of blood.... Mesmerizing."--Kirkus, starred review

★ "The plot is fast-paced and will keep readers guessing until the end. The characters are well developed and feel authentic. It is refreshing to read about LGBT characters in a story where being LGBT is not the focus. Any young adult reader who loves psychological thrillers will be clamoring to get their hands on this captivating book."--School-Library Connection, starred review

"Drawing every charatcer as complicit in unexpected and thought-provoking ways, Lo spins an addictive psychological mystery."--The Horn Book

"Dark, twisty, and unsettling, this book almost begs to be read in one sitting, and then instantly reread.... Verdict: A high-interest thriller with wide appeal recommended for all collections."--SLJ

★ Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2017 ★
Vulture 10 Best YA Books of 2017
Chicago Public Library's Best Teen Fiction of 2017 ★

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

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