Cryer's Cross

  • by Lisa McMann
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The small town of Cryers Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasnt that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.
When a second student goes missingsomeone close to Kendalls heartthe community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendalls not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears shes losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at schoolmessages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit thereKendall decides that crazy or not, shed never forgive herself if she didnt act on her suspicions.
Something's not right in Cryers Cross and Kendall's about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

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What the Critics Say

"A brilliant, engaging, scary piece of fiction. Every word had me sliding closer to the edge of my seat and gripping the cover tighter and tighter. There are books in the world that make you question your reality and the things that go bump in the night--this is one of them." (Heather Brewer, New York Times best-selling author of The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod)
"Cryer's Cross is an eerie, gripping, totally addictive, breathtaking whirl of a book with an ending that left me haunted for days. Lisa McMann has done it again--this book is unputdownable!" (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times best-selling Author of The Immortals series)

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Customer Reviews

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An Expected Thriller

The anticipation reading this book was definitely worth it. Although, there is no twist in the end. To me, the "twist" that people have mentioned prior was expected as I continued to read the book. A good, quick young adult thriller read for the masses. Anyone interested in a mystery, ghosts, evil spirits would be interested in this read.
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- Lauren

Good mystery, but quite simple

I loved the Dreamcatcher series by Lisa McMann and that’s why I decided to buy “Cryer’s Cross”. This book, however, is quite different: it tells the story of Kandell, a teenager who has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and lives in a small town called Cryer’s Cross. She has a boyfriend, Nico, a boy who knows since she was little, but she doesn’t like to call him that because it seems to mean some kind of obligation. Everything changes when Nico disappears. He is the second teenager disappeared in Cryer’s Cross this year, and people are afraid. At the same time, Kandell knows better Jacian, a newcomer…

If you had read any other McMann’s books, you’ll know she has a simple narration, with short descriptions that let everything to reader’s imagination. I like her writing, but my problem with her this time is the plot: I found it too simple. It has some mystery and I like the way she captures OCD’s influence in daily life; however, I think she could have chosen a better ending. I had a good time with the listening (if I can call a “good time” a mystery-horror story), but it’s easy to forget. I still prefer the Dreamcatcher trilogy.

Finally, the narrator does a good job and she really scared me with “We” fragments.

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- Rusta

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio