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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: Dawn Kurtagich Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781478959830
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Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead-on in this terrifying psychological thriller!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy—only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace … until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails, and the diary—the diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What an evil and original story. You can’t stop reading Kaitlyn’s diary. But is she real? It’s a mystery inside a mystery—and the shocks keep coming. Scary stuff!”

    R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling editor

  • “A haunting new thriller.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson’s narrations, coupled with eerie musical snippets, set an ominous tone that draws listeners into this horror story involving two teenage girls…The narrators infuse their performances with qualities that exemplify their characters’ emotional states, making the two girls easily distinguishable. They do stellar jobs with the secondary characters, as well. A thoroughly entertaining and engrossing production. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award,”


  • “This creepy boarding school novel meshes real world issues with a paranormal mystery in a fun but scary debut…The multiple perspectives are smoothly integrated…A worthy addition to high school horror collections.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Kurtagich’s debut novel is deeply disturbing and fraught with emotion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Not for the faint of heart, this is a gory and grimly compelling story, made more so by the novel’s visual elements.”


  • “Kurtagich maintains the creepy and dark tone through to the end, where readers are not given a neat, tidy ending—the ghosts still haunt, pieces of the story remain missing, and life goes on despite the terrible tragedy at the prestigious Elmbridge High School.”


  • A 2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Top Ten Selection
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Finalist for a 2016 Audie Award for Best Paranormal Narration
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About the Author

Dawn Kurtagich is a young writer of psychologically sinister fiction, and she has a dark and twisted imagination! She lives in Wales, however, she grew up all over the world, predominantly in Africa. She writes and blogs for YA Scream Queens and is a member of the YA League.

About the Narrator

Charlotte Parry is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. She made her Broadway debut in the 2000 Tony Award–winning revival of The Real Thing and has also appeared in stage productions of As You Like It, Pygmalion, and The Importance of Being Earnest. She has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest.