"The Cheerleaders has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'Kara Thomas'. "A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars, The Cheerleaders is a twisty page-turner that will have you doubting every character you meet--and everything you think you know." --Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls From the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead. 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. Praise for The Cheerleaders: "Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing. Every time I thought I had it figured out, the story twisted again. Kara Thomas should teach a master class in suspense." --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying "A crafty, dark, and disturbing story, but in Thomas's masterful book, the real crime is how dangerous it is to grow up female. The Cheerleaders is a riveting read."--Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl In Pieces Praise for Little Monsters: "A disturbing portrait of how bad news and gossip can curdle when mixed together."-Oprah.com "A twisted story of obsession and manipulation."-Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett Praise for The Darkest Corners: "You'll be up all night tearing through the pages."-Bustle.com "Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked."-Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen 2018-07-31 time of publication of the book, [-Delacorte Press-]"