by Danielle Rollins


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Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school—or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen—her two best friends became the family she never had.

When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There's a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth . . .

With suspense and danger at every turn, Danielle Rollins keeps readers on the edge of their seats with this haunting thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619637405
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 385,142
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Danielle Rollins is the author of Burning, in addition to the Merciless series and Survive the Night under the pseudonym Danielle Vega. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots.


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Breaking 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
I really like the MERCILESS series, so I'm not surprised that this book turned out to be a page turner as well. I like how a lot of things in this book could be real. There are a lot of secret experiments going on, trying to change people for the best, that I'm sure of. And I also think that if you're rich and famous you can buy anything, even some help to improve yourself and your family. Well, maybe the side effects of those experiments aren't really of the supernatural kind, but it made for a fun read. I hope there will be a next book about Charlotte and Jack, I would love to read more about them. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I was sold at prep school with a hint of paranormal, but that doesn't seem like what we got. I didn't read the first book of this series, but companion novel usually means that you don't need prior knowledge. Now I'm wondering if it would have helped... I struggled with Charlotte. I understand being upset about the suicide of your BFFs, but it felt like her inner monologue was glamorizing suicide. She kept thinking things about "not being brave enough" to join her friends in the dark. There was an interesting story line, but it was boring at the same time. Everything felt so dramatic and overemphasized. For me, it got old really fast. Overall, it was a quick read with an intriguing ending, but it lacked a spark and a layer of tension that I was expecting from a story like this. **Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for providing the arc free of charge**