Five Total Strangers (Paperback)
A New York Times Bestseller
A "page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end" (School Library Journal) about a road trip in a snowstorm that turns into bone-chilling disaster, from New York Times bestselling mystery author and "master of tension" (BCCB) Natalie D. Richards.
She thought being stranded was the worst thing that could happen. She was wrong.
Mira needs to get home for the holidays. Badly. But when an incoming blizzard results in a canceled connecting flight, it looks like she might get stuck at the airport indefinitely.
And then Harper, Mira's glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, offers her a ride. Harper and her three friends can drop Mira off on their way home. But as they set off, Mira realizes fellow travelers are all total strangers. And every one of them is hiding something.
Soon, roads go from slippery to terrifying. People's belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying, and may even be sabotaging the trip—but why? And can Mira make it home alive, or will this nightmare drive turn fatal?
Perfect for readers who love:
- YA horror books for teens
- Mystery books for teens
- Natasha Preston, Megan Miranda, Karen McManus and Ruth Ware
Praise for Five Total Strangers:
"A twisty thrill ride that will leave you breathless. I stayed up after midnight just to see how it all ended."—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen
"Richards is a master of tension. Suspense fans will get all the ups-and-downs of a well-paced narrative, but they may never want to drive on a snowy road again."—BCCB
"A page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Just the kind of fun book one needs for a hot summer day or a cold winter's night."—School Library Journal on Five Total Strangers
"High thrill factor."—Booklist
Also by Natalie D. Richards:
Six Months Later
Gone Too Far
My Secret to Tell
One Was Lost
We All Fall Down
What You Hide
Natalie D. Richards writes books that will keep you up way past your bedtime. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio and when she’s not writing or reading, you can probably find her wrangling Wookiee, her enormous dustmop of a dog. Visit her on Twitter @natdrichards or at nataliedrichards.com.
"Richards is a master of tension...Suspense fans will get all the ups-and-downs of a well-paced narrative, but they may never want to drive on a snowy road again." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Richards’ (What You Hide, 2018) latest young adult thriller will keep readers intrigued." — Booklist
"Richards’s text sustains the suspenseful mood from the very start to the final pages—just the kind of fun book one needs for a hot summer day or a cold winter’s night." — School Library Journal