by Lisa Unger
Submitted by Kim S.
A gripping psychological thriller that is hard to put down. College Senior Lana Granger is hiding her troubled past. She is currently studying psychology and is urged by her adviser to take a position as a babysitter to a very troubled young boy named Luke. Luke is whip smart, extraordinarily manipulative, and prone to terrifying rages, but Lana seems to understand him better than most. After all, she has spent a lifetime trying to understand her own childhood and why her father killed her mother.
When Lana's roommate, Beck, disappears all eyes turn to Lana and her lies begin to unravel. Luke and Lana become locked in a sinister game while they try to figure out what really happened to Beck. Told in alternating narratives from Lana and unnamed diary entries, this tale is full of twists and turns that kept me reading far too late into the night.