What We Lost In The Dark

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What We Lost In The Dark

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Soho Press | December 9, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Allie Kim's fatal allergy to sunlight, XP, still confines her to the night. Now that she's lost her best friend, Juliet, to an apparent suicide, the night has never felt darker-even with Rob at her side.

Allie knows why Juliet killed herself: to escape the clutches of Garrett Tabor, whom Allie saw committing an unspeakable crime. Garrett is untouchable; the Tabors founded the world-famous XP clinic that keeps Allie and Rob alive and their small Minnesota town on the map.

Allie can't rest until Garrett is brought to justice. But her obsession jeopardizes everything she holds dear. Not even Parkour can distract her; nothing reminds her more that Juliet is gone. When Rob introduces Allie to the wildly dangerous sport of nighttime deep diving, Allie assumes he's only trying to derail her investigation . . . until they uncover the terrible secret Garrett Tabor has hidden under Lake Superior.


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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: December 9, 2014

Publisher: Soho Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 161695471X

ISBN - 13: 9781616954710

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What We Lost In The Dark

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: December 9, 2014

Publisher: Soho Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 161695471X

ISBN - 13: 9781616954710

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Chapter One: All the Lost Pieces               Picture yourself in a helicopter, looping slowly down from heaven. First, it looks like a child’s map of what Earth offers—green and blue and beige, dark and light. The green resolves into broad hills, thick with trees: a green beard chopped off by the craggy throats of glacial bluffs, dropping away to sparkly beaches. Even from this great height, the water is so clear that you can see the bottom, and the bottom could be hundreds of feet from the surface. You think, it’s a sea. But no, it’s a lake, massive and majestic. The greatest of all lakes, it’s called Superior.             Now you descend. You can tell the red pines from black spruce at this height. You begin to hear the restless fingers of the wind among all those branches. Closer, you spot the little town. It’s named after a harbor narrow as a creek but deep as a river. No one pays attention to the small freighters that load and unload there. Everyone sees the big, winged yachts with their showy masts, polished deck rails, and ironic names. Nick’s Waterloo . Enter the Titan .             That’s the pretty side of towns. There’s a dark side, and an even darker side – and there was before I was ever born.             There are ghosts.     
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Allie Kim's fatal allergy to sunlight, XP, still confines her to the night. Now that she's lost her best friend, Juliet, to an apparent suicide, the night has never felt darker-even with Rob at her side.

Allie knows why Juliet killed herself: to escape the clutches of Garrett Tabor, whom Allie saw committing an unspeakable crime. Garrett is untouchable; the Tabors founded the world-famous XP clinic that keeps Allie and Rob alive and their small Minnesota town on the map.

Allie can't rest until Garrett is brought to justice. But her obsession jeopardizes everything she holds dear. Not even Parkour can distract her; nothing reminds her more that Juliet is gone. When Rob introduces Allie to the wildly dangerous sport of nighttime deep diving, Allie assumes he's only trying to derail her investigation . . . until they uncover the terrible secret Garrett Tabor has hidden under Lake Superior.


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the very first Oprah Book Club pick, as well as over twenty other critically acclaimed books for adults and teens. A nominee for several National and International Awards, she served on the 2004 Fiction Jury for the National Book Award. In addition, she is a longtime journalist and regular contributor to Real Simple and Parade magazines. Most recently, she has been named Editorial Director of Merit Press, the new Young Adult imprint at F+W, launching in Fall 2012.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for What We Lost in the Dark “A beautifully written tale about trying to make the right choice when there might not be one.” —Wendy Mass,  New York Times  bestselling author of The Last Present "With soaring, lyrical prose and a deep understanding of human strength and frailty, Jacquelyn Mitchard aims her unflinching narrative gaze at the mysteries of death, life, love, and loss. Finding beauty in even the darkest of tragedies, her writing will make you hurt—but it will also make you hope."  —Robin Wasserman, author of  The Waking Dark “This fast-paced story has a lot of aspects to appeal to a wide range of teen readers, including forensic science, daredevil stunts, teenage relationships, and serial killers.  Set in a small Minnesota town on the shore of Lake Superior, the setting plays a big role in the plot.” — VOYA “Horrifying, personal and ultimately satisfying.” —TeenReads “Two teens afflicted with a rare medical disorder continue unraveling the mystery begun in  What We Saw at Night . . . readers will definitely want to get their hands on this sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews “The nighttime action, including deepwater diving, will attract readers.” —Booklist Praise For  What We Saw At Night   Spring 2013 Kids’ Indie Next Pick “Allie’s . . . voice [is] honest and real . . . fascinating looks at both Parkour and a d
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