By: Kara Thomas BUY BOOK HERE
Within a month, two cheerleaders die in an accident, two are murdered and one commits suicide. Five years later, high school junior Monica has question about her sister Jen’s suicide. She suspects people, including her police officer stepfather, of lying and covering up the truth. This is a dark, traditional mystery that uses social media to help Monica gain a glimpse into her sister’s life before her death. This a tension-packed read filled with some creepy characters. The Cheerleaders is being compared to Riverdale + Veronica Mars and that's spot on--solid teenage murder mystery thriller drama!
"But after a while, searching for answers felt like grasping around in the dark. At some point, you have to choose to live in the light."
There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.
First there was the car accident--two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost.
That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget.
Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all.
There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe.
"I don’t know if we’re cursed. All I know is that my sister wouldn’t have killed herself. But if she did, why didn’t she leave a note explaining why?"