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The Counselors
The Counselors | Jessica Goodman
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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. Shes 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 shes 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 shes been keeping and she is more in need of the comfort than ever. But Goldies 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 couldnt 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 hasnt she said anything to Goldie about the death? Worsewhat 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.
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ClairesReads
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A decent palate cleanser, and if you‘re in the market for a YA thriller you can do a lot worse. As an adult reader this was fairly predictable, but you go in knowing what you‘re getting and it has all the ingredients that help it do that well.

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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3 stars- It was a reasonably good story, but HIGHLY predictable, I knew who the killer was and why by 25-35% of the book! I liked the journey, though, so it got 3 stars and not
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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐ This book reminds me of summer camp. Once upon a time I was a “poor” person working in a “rich kids” summer camp where it felt hard to fit in. Goldie has been going to this camp all her life as her parents work there so she doesn‘t have to pay. And Goldie‘s best friends are not from home or school, but from camp. They live completely different lives, which means when things get tough for Goldie, she keeps mum and just hopes for her

LibrarianRyan friends to be there come summer. Goldie got in a bit of trouble, that leads to her not graduating and being the town pariah. She wants to keep that completely away from Ava and Imogen, however, when her ex-boyfriend ends up dead in the camp lake, secrets can not longer remain hidden. I really enjoyed this book, not just for the murder mystery, but the trip to the conclusion. Much of this book was predictable, but the nostalgia was so great I 4mo
LibrarianRyan I had to keep turning the pages. I was right back at camp with the kids, and the townies, and the foreign counselors trying to stay together. My only complaint about this book is the blood on the cover. It was not need and does not match the murder, but it was good enough inducement to get me to buy and read this story, so I guess it worked. I just hate when books do not match their stories. 4mo
LeahBergen This sounds fun. Great review! 4mo
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BookLineNSinker
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This book is smart and witty. I love turning to YA when I need something a little milder and this thriller did not disappoint. Lots of twists and turns that will keep you wondering... Definite pick 👍👍

5feet.of.fury The cover is amazing, I‘ll have to check it out! 5mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Such a great summer read, especially if you like thrillers. It was a quick read and easy to get immersed in. There were a lot of twists and turns and multiple layers to what might have happened to the person who died. The characters were realistic as well. Plus, there was a great summer nostalgia vibe to it, which I‘m all for in July ❤️

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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#TheCounselors is the perfect summer YA thriller read. Jessica Goodman really knows how to pick fun and atmospheric settings. This book whisks readers away an exclusive summer camp in the northeast. The main character and her friends are counselors know but have spent every summer at this camp for the past ten years or so. This summer everything seems a bit different though, darker and more serious.

BookishMadHatter I just came across this book today while searching for summer reads for my niece. 6mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BooksAndYarn definitely a fun summer read, i hope your niece enjoys it! 6mo
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