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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Review: The Outliers (The Outliers #1)

Wylie is sucked into a swirling world of deception when her ex best friend, Cassie, goes missing late one night. After insisting she has no idea where Cassie is, Wylie receives a text from Cassie, begging for help. Cassie’s boyfriend, Gideon, turns up on Wylie’s doorstep soon after, expecting her to help him with his search and rescue bid.

Is Cassie playing with them both or is she really in serious trouble? Wylie can’t refuse to help, but doing so means breaking through her own debilitating barriers. Life spirals further and further out of control as Cassie’s texts become more bizarre. With attempted murder, a desperate race for freedom in remote woods, and imprisonment in a town far from home, each partial answer Wylie and Gideon find increases the number of unanswered questions.

It will seem the stated premise of this story, that people exist who can see into other people’s minds, is not relevant to The Outliers. Keep reading. All will be revealed, but only after your ideas about what is happening have twisted, turned on their head and then changed several times over.

This is a thriller. I am not one to enjoy being scared out of my wits but I couldn’t put The Outliers down. Do not read late at night if thrillers freak you out, believe me.

Having said that, I can’t wait to read Book Two. Bring it on.

Title: The Outliers (The Outliers #1)
Author: Kimberley McCreight
Publisher: HarperCollins, $18.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780008115067
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult Fiction

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