Monsters Among Us (Hardcover)

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Catherine Ellers is returning home from college for winter break. Usually, this is a good thing, but this time, Catherine has experienced something traumatic, and she can’t remember what happened. Only bits and pieces surface when she thinks back on that night, and they never form the full picture. She doesn’t know if she even wants it to form. Catherine wants to spend as much of winter break not talking or thinking about it as possible, but when someone very near and dear to her is murdered, she must confront her trauma head-on as she tries to unravel the mystery surrounding their death.

Monsters Among Us is a great thriller that kicks itself into high gear and delivers an exciting conclusion. The style of dialogue makes characters feel more realistic and conveys their emotions well. The switching perspectives between characters adds tension to the mystery and development of each character. This novel is an excellent thriller that’s sure to excite.

— Ava G.


Fans of Sadie and You will be riveted by this compulsively readable new thriller about a survivor of dating violence who uses her newfound awareness of everyday evil to hunt for a killer.

When Catherine Ellers returns home after her first semester at college, she is seeking refuge from a night she can barely piece together, dreads remembering, and refuses to talk about. She tries to get back to normal, but just days later the murder of someone close to her tears away any illusion of safety.

Catherine feels driven to face both violent events head on in hopes of finding the perpetrators and bringing them to justice with the help of her childhood friend, Henry. Then a stranger from college arrives with her lost coat, missing driver's license--and details to help fill in the gaps in her memory that could be the key to solving both mysteries. But who is Andrew Worthington and why is he offering to help her? And what other dangerous obsessions is her sleepy town hiding?

Surrounded by secrets and lies, Catherine must unravel the truth--before this wolf in sheep's clothing strikes again.

About the Author

Monica Rodden is a Virginia Tech graduate who lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two disconcertingly large guinea pigs. Monsters Among Us, which was inspired by Wuthering Heights, is her first book. She plans to continue writing young adult adaptations of classic novels, but only the really dark, depressing ones--which is pretty much all of them. You can find her on Twitter at @MonicaRodden.

Praise For…

"A suspenseful story featuring compelling characters." -School Library Journal

"[An] entertaining and twisty mystery." -Publishers Weekly 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593125861
ISBN-10: 059312586X
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 400