Fragments of the Lost

Crown Bks. for Young Readers. Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399556722. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399556746. F
When Jessa falls in love with Caleb, everything about him seems wonderful. He is thoughtful, sweet, helpful, and considerate, but there are niggling things that spark suspicion: Caleb's tense relationship with his stepfather, the lack of family history, and the unanswered phone calls and texts that Caleb brushes off. Now he's gone, drowned in a storm after his car was swept over the bridge, and Jessa is devastated. When Caleb's mom asks her to clean out his room, Jessa realizes she really did not know Caleb at all. And why is his mother acting so creepy toward her, showing up everywhere Jessa is and seeming to know where she is at all times?
VERDICT Even though Miranda's latest (All the Missing Girls; The Perfect Stranger) is labeled young adult (YA), adult thriller fans will enjoy it as well. As with Paula Hawkins's Gone Girl, the reader and Jessa do not know what is true and what isn't, who is lying and why.
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