Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: February 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it’s crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear…and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating…and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico’s mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried. – Goodreads
My Opinion: This was not as good as the Dream Catcher series but this was unique in and of it self because of who Kendall is and how she sees things. I liked that she figured out a way to overcome her OCD and how she can use it to her advantage. The book starts off with an adrenaline rush of a search party for a girl named Tiffany who has disappeared, Kendall is upset but not really that affected by it because she distances herself off. However, another person disappears and this time its someone that she really cares about. She begins to become depressed and worried and scared. At the same time as all this is happening, she starts to spend more time with Jacian and Marlena, two new students that come to live in Cryer’s Cross. Cryer’s Cross is a town in Montana that has a little over 200 people. These disappearances cause a lot of unrest. And Kendall becomes so obsessed with Nico’s disappearance that she sets off the disappearance of another person.
Jacian is AWESOME! I loved him, he was my favorite character in the novel. I loved that he was smart and athletic but at the same time caring and sensitive. I also thought that it was interesting, how everything seemed to be going wrong for him and then it all righted itself.
Overall: 3.75 out of 5