By Gretchen McNeil

Published 2012

AR Level 4.4

AR Points 10.0

Word count 66475

tenHello, Agatha Christie!

Now, it’s impossible to compare any murder mystery with some of the best by Agatha Christie. One of my favorites as a teen was And Then There Was None.

But it’s fun when an author gives a retelling a good, thrilling go, so on this week leading up to Halloween, I wanted to mention Ten. This murder mystery thriller by Gretchen McNeil takes ten teens to an island. Of course, the only way off for some won’t be so pretty.

How to succeed at murder…

I’m not a big horror or murder mystery fan myself. I don’t like jump scares, and I don’t like gore. However, I can take both a little better in a book than I can in a movie. Obviously, character development in Ten is a heck of a lot better than that in most scary teen movies, so there’s that bonus.

So if you’re ready to get a little creeped out and solve the puzzle before time runs out for our last character, this could be the book for you on this scary-inspired week!

Description from B&N:

A smart and terrifying teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, from Get Even author Gretchen McNeil—now a Lifetime Original Movie!

Ten teens. Three days. One killer.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there.

With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

Perfect for fans of Christopher Pike’s Chain Letter and Lois Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ten will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page!

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