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**An INSTANT Indie Bestseller!**

"A nervy, intense, and expertly crafted thriller that kept me hooked page after page. Dark secrets? Summer camp setting? Complex teen girls? Murder? Count me in. A simply stunning book." —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces, You'd Be Home Now, and The Agathas

From New York Times bestselling author Jessica Goodman comes a twisty new thriller about three best friends, one elite summer camp, and the dark secrets that lead to a body in the lake.

Camp Alpine Lake is the only place where Goldie Easton feels safe. 

She’s always had a special connection to the place, even before she was old enough to attend. The camp is the lifeline of Roxwood, the small town she lives in. Alpine Lake provides jobs, money and prestige to the region. Few Roxwood locals, though, get to reap the rewards of living so close to the glam summer that camp, with its five-figure tuition and rich kids who have been dumped there for eight weeks by their powerful parents. Goldie's one of them. 

Even with her "townie" background, Goldie has never felt more at home at camp and now she’s back as a counselor, desperate for summer to start and her best friends, Ava and Imogen, to arrive. Because Goldie has a terrible dark secret she’s been keeping and she is more in need of the comfort than ever. 

But Goldie’s not the only person at camp who has been lying. When a teen turns up dead in the lake late one night, she knows that the death couldn’t have been an accident. She also knows that Ava was at the lake that same night. 

What did Ava see and what does she know? Why hasn’t she said anything to Goldie about the death? Worse—what did Ava do? 

But asking questions offers no answers, only broken bonds of lifelong friendship, with hidden danger and betrayals deeper than Goldie ever imagined.

©2022 Jessica Goodman (P)2022 Listening Library

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I love a good camp book and THE COUNSELORS did not disappoint.

After a tough year, Goldie returns to her exclusive camp as a counselor, along with her two best friends. Eager to put the pain behind her, happiness doesn’t last long. Her ex, a skilled swimmer, drowns and Goldie suspects foul play, perhaps tied to the accident that ruined her school year.

I enjoy Jessica Goodman’s books. THE COUNSELORS is a slow burn, alternating chapters from past to present readers see how Goldie and her friends became close, the event that shaped her senior year, how being middle class family at a camp filled with rich kids impacts her.

THE COUNSELORS, more mystery than thriller, doesn’t have a lot of tension but I still couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see what Goodman writes next.