Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic, sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.
Wow. Why didn't I pick up this series sooner? Sara Shepard is an amazing writer. I kept guessing at what would happen, but nothing I guessed was ever right. I wanted to find out just as much as Alison's friends what's going on, but as I know, there are a ton of books in this series so I wasn't going to find out in number one.
The way this story ended, however, was so surprising! I didn't expect that type of ending, especially in the first book, but what a way to put a twist in the storyline. This is another book that I can't seem to say enough good things about. I can completely see why this series was made into a t.v. show. It has the perfect dialogue and storyline to keep people interested while watching.