Today Book Nerd Reviews is very excited to help reveal the cover for Sarah Alderson’s upcoming YA thriller, Conspiracy Girl. And not only that, we also have an exclusive excerpt for you!
So here it is… the cover for Conspiracy Girl!
Synopsis: Everybody knows about the Cooper Killings – the Bel Air home invasion that rocked the nation.
There was only one survivor – a sixteen year-old girl.
And though the killers were caught they walked free.
Now eighteen, Nic Preston – the girl who survived – is trying hard to rebuild her life. She’s security conscious to the point of paranoia and her only friend is a French Mastiff bulldog, but she’s making progress. She’s started college in New York and has even begun dating.
But then one night her apartment is broken into and the life Nic’s worked so hard to create is shattered in an instant.
Finn Carter – hacker, rule breaker, player – is the last person Nic ever wants to see again. He’s the reason her mother’s killers walked free from court. But as the people hunting her close in, Nic has to accept that her best and possibly only chance of staying alive is by keeping close to Finn and learning to trust the person she’s sworn to hate.
Fleeing across a snowbound New England, frantically trying to uncover the motive behind the murders, Nic and Finn come to realize the conspiracy is bigger than they could ever have suspected. But the closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, the greater the danger becomes.
To survive she has to stay close to him.
To keep her safe he has to keep his distance.
Thoughts: I love it. I love the bright colours. I love the looks of distrust but intrigue. I love the simplicity of this cover – but don’t let that fool you, if you have read Sarah Alderson’s other books, you will know that they are filled with mystery and longing, tension and humour. I cannot wait for this book, as I have no doubt it will be both entertaining and enthralling.
Enough about my thoughts, I know you are very excited to read the exclusive excerpt. So…. enjoy!
I turn just in time to see a foot and the barrel of a gun appear. I’m on my feet instantly, sprinting towards the en-suite bathroom.
There’s a savage yell behind me and I’m thrown forwards. My chin strikes the floor, jarring my whole spine, knocking the wind out of me. Strong hands grab me around the waist and I’m hauled like a sack of coal over onto my back and suddenly I’m staring up into the black-masked face above me. Blue eyes like pin pricks in the darkness. Pupils dilated. Unmistakable excitement glimmering in them. Foul breath. Acid fear in the pit of my stomach. Lungs burning. A searing pain in my neck. I register all these things in the space of a single heartbeat.
He reaches for me. His hands grab my waist and he tries to drag me to my feet.
And suddenly I’m alive, fighting just like Taylor did, kicking and screaming. My leg bends reflexively and by chance my knee connects with his groin. He lets out a cry and drops me. My foot lashes out and slams into the side of his head. He collapses to the ground groaning, his knees drawn up to his chest.
I don’t stop to think. I stagger to my knees. His hand snags around my ankle. I stomp down. Hear a crack. Tumble forwards. Towards the bathroom. Swing myself around the door. Throw myself against it. Ram the bolt home. Sink to my knees.
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