Check out an excerpt from Kara Thomas’ YA Thriller LITTLE MONSTERS!
Kara Thomas’ new YA novel is perfect for all fans of the slightly creepy, psychological thriller. Little Monsters follows Kacey, who has just moved to Broken Falls. Her new life seems perfect, with her dad, stepbrother, stepmother and younger half-sister. Kacey meets new friends in Broken Falls, Bailey and Jade, and everything seems to be going well until her newfound friends start to grow distant and don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year. Things go from bad to worse when Bailey never comes home from the party. Broken Falls doesn’t seem so great anymore to Kacey, especially when people start to look towards the new girl for answers.
This book sounds just mysterious enough, and very intriguing, and now you can read an excerpt from Little Monsters, which hits shelves on July 25th.
The shrill sound of the house phone invades my sleep. I turn over and see the time on my cable box—four-thirty a.m.—and snap to attention. There’s only one acceptable reason for someone to be calling this early, and that reason is death.
My heart hammers. Bailey. They found her. Or she’s home.
The landline stops ringing; I swing my legs over the side of the bed and pat my nightstand down, searching for my phone in the dark. The screen lights up, but there are no calls or texts from Jade. If they found Bailey dead, Jade would know, and she would tell me—
I flip on my bedside lamp and scan the carpet for my slippers, slip them on, then fly out of bed and throw my door open.
Ashley is standing outside my door, one hand poised to knock. The other is holding the house phone. Her eyes are red.
I swallow. “Was that about Bailey?”
“Oh hon, no. I’m sorry. But a bit of good news.” She sits on the edge of my bed. “There was a pipe burst at the high school. You don’t have to go to school today. Probably going to take the rest of the week to fix it, actually.”
I don’t know if she expects that to make me feel better. Still, my mind is on Bailey and the fact that she hasn’t come home.
“Did you hear anything from Mrs. Hammond?” I kick off my slippers and crawl back into the cocoon I made for myself with my comforter and sheets, pulling them taut over my body. It’s so cold.
“The Diamonds printed thousands of flyers with Bailey’s picture in their shop last night. Free of charge,” Ashley says. “Val has been getting the word out online to get volunteers to help hang them everywhere.”
“I’ll bet Jade is having a stroke over that. Bailey and Val don’t even talk anymore.”
Read the rest of the excerpt here!