Only She Came Back (Hardcover)
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A chilling thriller about an unlikely friendship between a true-crime fan and a former high school classmate suspected of murdering her influencer boyfriend, perfect for fans of Holly Jackson and Courtney Summers.
On July 28 at 6:30 p.m., Kiri Dunsmore walks out of the desert wearing her boyfriend’s sweatshirt, covered in his blood. Dazed and on the verge of unconsciousness, she tells a cashier that he’s still out there and most likely dead. The disappearance of Callum Massey, a “survival guru” with hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers, rocks the nation. And Kiri is a prime suspect.
Back in Kiri's hometown, true-crime fanatic Sam is completely hooked on the case—especially now that she recognizes the suspect as shy Katie from high school. Although they didn’t know each other well, that doesn’t stop Sam from reaching out to befriend her old classmate.
But when Kiri starts to confide in her, Sam realizes there’s more to the story than she had imagined. Can she keep Kiri’s secrets even though revealing them could put her where she's always longed to be—at the center of the story?
About the Author
Margot Harrison is the author of the YA thrillers We Made It All Up, The Glare, and The Killer in Me, and a two-time finalist for the Vermont Book Award. She writes for the newspaper Seven Days and posts vintage YA book reviews and skits about her weird childhood on TikTok @MargotFHarrison.
"Intense, thrilling, and addictive—you won't be able to put this book down until all the parts slide beautifully into place. A masterful blend of character study, social critique, and mystery, this is Margot Harrison's best book yet."—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
"A clever, twisted tale of taking lies (and influencer likes) way too far, this book has enough paranoia and red herrings to satisfy the most suspicious murderino."—Ellie Marney, author of None Shall Sleep
“Readers will devour this tale of twisted obsessions and blurred lines. Who is a survivor and who is a suspect—and can you be both?”—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and Girl Forgotten
“An addictive, spine-tingling mystery with an of-the-moment plot, this is a book to hand to fans of Tess Sharpe or Holly Jackson.”—School Library Journal
“Tackles consent, grooming, emotional abuse, mental illness, survivalist culture, eating disorders, and social media…A twisty thriller exploring important social topics.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of Courtney Summers' Sadie (2018)—and there are many—will find a kindred read in this sharply incisive thriller that absolves no one but gives voice to all.”—Booklist
“Margot Harrison smartly addresses important social topics including mental health, survivalist culture, and parasocial relationships while delivering a gripping, addictive narrative full of unexpected twists and turns…this twisted thriller is both compelling and insightful.”—Shelf Awareness