Two teenage friends hatch a plot to become famous. One will disappear and after a decent period of media frenzy, the other will ‘find’ her. Predictably things start to go awry. Finn the finder deals with all the initial flack until it slowly begins to dawn on her that her friend, Chloe, is playing other attention-seeking games of her own, triggering the totally unwarranted condemnation of an innocent, vulnerable young man.
Here is a gripping novel based on destructive manipulation and mendacity, from an American writer new to UK readers. Finn is the narrator, a convincing modern teenager, seduced by fame and misguidedly loyal to her citified, more sophisticated and prettier friend. Plenty of bells should ring with mid/older teens, who will enjoy this quick and riveting read.