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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cristina Moracho Narrator: Alex McKenna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524755102
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Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?

Fin and Betty’s close friendship survived Fin’s ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to New York University, planning to reunite for good as roommates.

Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Maine for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones—and herself—at risk.

But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty’s disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined—and infinitely more devastating?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alex McKenna’s gravelly timbre captures the attitudes of rough, rebellious Finley Blake…McKenna gives Serena even more hoarseness than Finley’s. By the end, McKenna’s voice seems almost grating as Finley’s dogged efforts increase her despair, yet she remains a sympathetic character.”


  • “Sharp as a fistful of broken glass, dark and twisted as the woods at night, A Good Idea is rural noir at its creepy, literary best.”

    Laura Ruby, National Book Award Finalist

  • “A powerful look at moral gray areas and the fluidity of forgiveness. Moracho’s characters are realistically and heartbreakingly flawed, and her fast-paced, windy narrative presents new wrinkles at every turn.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lushly evocative writing sets an atmospherically dark and foreboding tone from the start, and secrets are harbored by nearly every character…A discomfiting, gripping mystery with plenty of sharp edges.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • "[A] subtle look into the dark places that minds, particularly those of teenagers on the brink of adulthood, can go and the different factors that can drive them there…Well written.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Teens who like mysteries, twisted and dark, and those who like secrets all around will enjoy this thriller.”


  • “A dark, unsettling thriller—I couldn’t put it down until its haunting end. All the feel of classic noir, twisted up for a new generation.”

    Amanda Panitch, author of Damage Done

  • “I read this book breathlessly. Moracho has crafted an irresistible page turner.”

    Kate Scelsa, author of Fans of the Impossible Life

  • “A harrowing and beautifully crafted thriller about how far we’re willing to go for the people we love—whether or not they deserve it. Cristina Moracho has talent to burn.”

    Sarah McCarry, author of About a Girl

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About the Author

Cristina Moracho is a writer, grant analyst, and author of Althea and Oliver and A Good Idea.

About the Narrator

Alex McKenna is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and a television and film actress best known for her role as Abby Macy in the television series Crossing Jordan.