NOVELS (Pretty Girl-13)

There are secrets you can't even tell yourself.



When thirteen-year-old Angela Gracie Chapman looks in the mirror, someone else looks back—a thin, pale stranger, a sixteen-year-old with haunted eyes.  Angie has no memory of the past three years, years in which she was lost to the authorities, lost to her family and friends, lost even to herself. Where has she been, who has been living her life, and what is hiding behind the terrible blankness?

The truth lies buried in the darkest corners of her mind. With a tremendous amount of courage and support from unexpected friends, Angie embarks on a journey to unearth the secrets of her past and reclaim her life.

This alarming and fascinating psychological thriller is a disturbing—and ultimately empowering—page turner about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.


2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list
2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers list
2015-2016 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award list


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Foreign Editions


Czech and Slovakian Edition

French Book Club Edition

French Market Edition

Russian Edition

Spanish Edition

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Norwegian Edition

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What People are Saying (Blurbs and Reader Reviews)


"Unflinchingly honest and brilliantly conceived. This book will haunt you."
- Lauren Myracle, NYT bestselling author of Shine and Bliss

"Psychological suspense is my favorite genre. Pretty Girl-13 is a page-turner for all ages."
-Lois Duncan, best-selling author of I know What You Did Last Summer

"Harrowing and thoughtful, Liz Coley's Pretty Girl-13 illuminates dark corners in this all-too realistic tale."
-Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust

“This is the kind of book that had my heart pounding from the outset, praying that the book was just as good as the pitch. It was better. A gripping, breathtaking mystery that hints at the paranormal – but is in fact is all too real.”
-Amy, a reader in the UK

"Une perfection !! Je l'ai lu en une journée ! (dimanche dernier). Oui, une journée seulement car impossible d'attendre la suite, d'attendre la fin ! A lire absolument ! Pour tout ceux qui aiment un peu le suspense... Je recommande !"
-Mareen, a reader in France * * * * *

"Очень понравилось! И сюжет захватывающий, и необычная темка. Сложно было оторваться от книги, и в перерывах от чтения постоянно обдумывается прочитанное. ЧИТАТЬ СТОИТ ВСЕМ!!!"
-Lyudmila, a reader in Russia * * * * *

"Jestli jste někdy četli horor, thriller, drama nebo cokoli, co by mohlo být eventuélně děsivé, dle očekávání prodchnuté prožitkami lidské hrůzy a na první pohled tvářící se strašidelně, ale nakonec z toho, bohužel, vyšla spíše hororová parodie, tak Angie Chapmanová, hlavní hrdinka Návratu z temnoty, vám povypráví svůj vlastní příběh, ze kterého vám budou hrůzou stát vlasy na hlavě i po celém těle po celou dobu čtení."
-Patricie, a reader in Czech Republic * * * * *

驚 恐、懼怕、猜疑、憤怒、同情,各種情緒隨著一頁翻過一頁扭擰成一團,隨著筆者的文字真實的叫人感到寒毛豎立。你不真的在那,但你卻能從文字中再真實不過地 目睹每一個過程。這是一個讓人一旦翻開後便會全程屏住呼吸,直到書本再次闔上的懸疑故事。你絕對會想找個角落不受打擾,直到---弄清這一切。
─時尚部落客/作家 米粒Q/MillyQ

"Utrolig å lese om hvordan hjernen vår fungerer og hvordan overlevelsesinstinktene setter inn når situasjonen krever det. Forfatteren hadde et enkelt og godt språk, til tider poetisk og vakkert, og med korte kapitler og godt driv så vil jeg si at dette var en page-turner."
-Beathe, a reader in Norway

"Jag vet inte riktigt vad jag hade väntat mig av boken, men aldrig hade jag trott att den skulle vara så mörk, fängslande och hjärtekrossande som den faktiskt var. Boken tog mig med storm och när jag väl börjat läsa kunde jag inte sluta."
-Frida, a reader in Sweden

"Eu gostei tanto desse livro que devorei ele em poucos dias, um livro que causa angústia, curiosidade e medo, você vai simplesmente entrar de cabeça nessa trama junto com a protagonista e sofrer junto com ela ao descobrir tudo que ela passou e entender o motivo dela ter desenvolvido esse bloqueio mental. Recomendo muito a leitura, daria um ótimo filme."
-Danielle, a reader in Brazil *****

"Dieses Buch ist ein echter Page-Turner in Sachen Jugend-Thriller, ich konnte es nur schwer weglegen und war unglaublich fasziniert von Anige's Persönlichkeitsstörung. Es zählt defintiv mit zu meinen Jahreshighlights 2015, auch wenn das Jahr noch jung ist."
-Sandra, a blogger in Germany *****