Today I’m thankful for returning mystery authors, and the mystery author I’m thankful for today is:
Gretchen McNeil (Author of Get Dirty)
Title: Get Dirty
Author: Gretchen McNeil
The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.
The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.
Description taken from Goodreads.
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I applaud your efforts to try and find me. I really, really do. Kitty, I underestimated your resolve; Olivia, your balls; and Bree, your selflessness. And I really should apologize to Margot if she ever wakes up. Let’s face it, she is the least guilty of all of you. So maybe it’s better if she sleeps through your final demise after all?
And demise it will be. I know you think you’ve got this all figured out, but the tangled web I’ve woven is far above your pay grade, especially without Margot to help you. I don’t care how deep you dig, you will never find out who I am.
Until it’s too late.
So until then, I’ll enjoy watching you ladies and your sad little compatriots run around like children on the playground: aimless, unfocused, chaotic. And then, at the end, I’m going to swoop in and squash you like bugs. In the immortal J.D. from Heathers: People will look at the ashes of Bishop DuMaine and say, “Now there’s a school that self-destructed, not because society didn’t care, but because the school was society.” Now that’s deep.
Gretchen McNeil is the author of the standalone YA horror novels POSSESS, TEN (2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth, a finalist for Washington state’s 2015 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award and Vermont’s 2014-2015 Green Mountain Book Award, and was nominated for “Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012″ by Romantic Times) and 3:59, as well as GET EVEN and GET DIRTY, part of her mystery/suspense series Don’t Get Mad, all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. In 2016, Gretchen will publish two novels: RELIC, a YA horror novel, with HarperCollins/EpicReads Impulse on March 8, 2016, and in the fall, I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, her first YA contemporary, with Balzer + Bray. Gretchen also contributed an essay to the Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books. Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Thanks Gretchen for delivering this letter from the killer in GET DIRTY! Follow Gretchen on her website and Twitter to keep up with all of Gretchen’s writerly antics. If you could kill off any character from any story, who would it be? Comment below! Tomorrow’s post is by Romily Bernard!