Cryer’s Cross

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 20, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages

Save me. I’m alive. I need you.

When teens start going missing, Kendall’s carefully ordered world begins to fall apart... Thrilling YA paranormal mystery from accomplished US writer.

"An eerie, gripping, totally addictive, breathtaking whirl of a book with an ending that left me haunted for days..." Alyson NoŽl, bestselling author of THE IMMORTALS

The tiny town of Cryer’s Cross is shocked when a local schoolgirl disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, sixteen-year-old Kendall is freaked out by seeing the empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend disappears.

Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects the missing. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk that they both sat at... Then she begins receiving messages. Can her boyfriend be alive somewhere? How can Kendall help him? The only person who will listen is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into the mysterious disappearances only to stumble upon some ugly – and deadly – local history.

Kendall is about to find out just how far people will go to keep their secrets buried...

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Hm. Okay, I really liked AND ALSO didn't like this book. The story was pretty ho-hum really, but I'd read in her acknowledgments how it was dedicated to her daughter who has OCD. That was hook enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkPSadler - LibraryThing

The ghosts of the poor children virtually abandoned and many beaten to death in the confines of one of Montana’s worst reform schools over a hundred years ago, are crying out from the grave to be ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for kids and teens, including the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. You can visit Lisa at and follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann) or Facebook (