Cold Calls by Charles BenoitCold Calls by Charles Benoit

Cold Calls

byCharles Benoit

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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A chilling thriller, an unsettling mystery, and a provocative exploration of the cost of keeping secrets."This psychological thriller takes readers for a ride . . . chilling."&nbsp- School Library Journal&nbsp

Three high school students-Eric, Shelly, and Fatima-have one thing in common: "I know your secret."
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Each one is blackmailed into bullying specifically targeted schoolmates by a mysterious caller who whispers from their cell phones and holds carefully guarded secrets over their heads. But how could anyone have obtained that photo, read those hidden pages, uncovered this buried past? Thrown together, the three teens join forces to find the stranger who threatens them-before time runs out and their shattering secrets are revealed . . .
Charles Benoit 's teen novels include  Snow Job, Fall from Grace,  and  You,  an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He is a former high school teacher and the Edgar-nominated author of three adult mysteries. On the weekends, he plays tenor sax with Some Ska Band in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Vis...
Title:Cold CallsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544541219

ISBN - 13:9780544541214


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall, this is only a decent read for me This is the first book that I have read by Charles Benoit and I am unsure how I feel about it. It was a quick and easy read. It didn't take too much thought and was able to be read in one sitting. There are many references to drugs throughout this novel. Due to this, I would not recommend this novel to very young readers however a middle to higher grade, in my opinion would be suitable. In order to read this novel, you need to be in the right mood. I loved some elements of the novel, however, there was a large portion that I wasn't a huge fan off. Some moments caught me off guard and I wasn't expecting what was going to take place. Overall, this is only a decent read for me. Others who read this book may love it. 3.5/5 Stars!
Date published: 2017-02-03

Editorial Reviews

Benoit's handling of cultural diversity, adolescent religious awareness, and everyday technology in teen lives makes for satisfying, thought-provoking reading." -Booklist "Bullying, blackmail, and bad choices are interwoven through this cautionary tale in a manner that's relatable and engaging." -VOYA "With a quick pace, this psychological thriller takes readers for a ride, providing clues to the secrets the characters are trying to hide but without disclosing all of the information until later chapters. The coldness of the caller in relation to the damage he/she is doing to the bullying victims as well as the blackmail victims is particularly chilling." -School Library Journal "