The Grey Sisters

Penguin Teen. Sept. 2019. 288p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780735262980.
Gr 9 Up–Two years ago, D and Spider both lost their siblings in a plane crash. For Spider, it was her brother Jonathan, and for D, her twin sister, Kat. Their bodies were never recovered. The flight attendant, the tragedy’s sole survivor, recently awoke from a coma, which triggered D’s need for closure. The two teens, along with their friend Min, make the trek to the crash site deep in the mountains to mark an ending and move forward. Along the way, the trio encounter car troubles, the feeling that they’re always being watched, and Ariel—a girl who has escaped from her survivalist, cult-like community. Ariel has recently experienced her own tragic accident and is risking her life to seek help. Their paths merge and together they’re able to help each other and gain insight into the devastating crash that changed their lives. Told in alternating points of view, Treggiari’s writing encapsulates the cold, damp woods. Readers will feel the chill in their bones. Dark and gripping, this story is slow to start, but once the action picks up readers will have a hard time putting the book down.
VERDICT Perfect for fans of Karen M. McManus. Purchase for larger collections where psychological thrillers circulate well.

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