"In the vein of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, Panitch's novel delivers a heart-pounding, emotionally charged story." --SLJ
22 minutes separate Julia Vann's before and after.
Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.
After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that's what she tells the police.
Now that she's Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean?
One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It's only just beginning. . . .
In this deliciously twisted contemporary YA, family can be a real killer. For fans of We Were Liars
and readers who love unique multiple perspectives that leave clues like breadcrumbs until they reach this thriller's stunning conclusion. "The closest we're going to get to a YA Gone Girl. . . .
I was shocked and delightfully appalled by the twist and what followed. (Just read it; it's disturbingly wonderful, especially for YA.)"
--Entertainment Weekly "Teen fans of Gillian Flynn and James Patterson will embrace Damage Done and clamor for more."
--Booklist "Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read."
--Melissa Marr, New York Times
bestselling author of Made for You
"In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart.
" --Roxane Gay, New York Times
bestselling author of Bad Feminist
"A real page-turner.
. . . Nothing can prepare readers for its bombshell ending."
--New York Daily News "A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set."
--Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated "If you're a fan of shows like Pretty Little Liars or Revenge, give this book a try."