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A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo


A re-issue of Malinda Lo's dark queer girl thriller....


When Jess Wong's best friend starts falling for Margot, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can already see what's going to happen. She's always known Angie better than Angie knows herself. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot's circle, Jess finds more than her friend's growing crush. Secrets lie beneath the carefree surface of this wealthy world, Jess knows Angie won't be able to handle the consequences. When the inevitable darkness descends, Angie will need Jess to be more than a friend.




"With an active focus on female friendships and relationships, A Line in the Dark is a twisty, dark psychological thriller that will leave you guessing til the very end. The story follows two friends down a path of dysfunction and murder as one of them, Chinese-American Jess tries to balance the expectations of her family, her fraught relationship with Angie, and her mounting sexual attraction for her. Lo offers some impressive storytelling, a chilling plot, and mean girls aplenty." - Teen Vogue


"Malinda Lo's A Line in the Dark is soaked in menace. Each page in this brilliant thriller is deliciously unsettling-like Gone Girl meets Pretty Little Liars." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise


"Dark, twisty, and unsettling, this book almost begs to be read in one sitting, and then instantly reread...." - SLJ

Kirkus Best Teen Book  
Vulture 10 Best YA Books  
Chicago Public Library's Best Teen Fiction  
Rainbow List

  • Details

    Imprint: Dutton Books for Young Readers

    Publication Date: 4 October 2022

    ISBN: 9780593618394

    Pages: 288

    Format: Paperback

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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