Stevie has just solved the infamous cold case at her high school from 1936, along with a few other murders that happened around her during the investigation. Now she’s back home working a crappy summer job and missing her friends. So when she gets an email from someone who wants to make a podcast about the Box in the Woods murders . . .
New York has not been kind to Jayne. She barely makes it to class most days, she lives in a shitty apartment with her leach of a (not)boyfriend, and she struggles daily with an eating disorder that she's not really able to admit to or deal with yet. But she's made it out of Texas, and that's all that matters. Until her sister June, who Jayne is . . .
It's the last day of high school, which means it's Rowan's last chance to one-up her nemesis Neil McNair (AKA McNightmare). For four years they've been competing at everything -- all leading up to which one of them will become their class' valedictorian. When Neil wins the title, Rowan's last chance to best him is Howl: a senior class game that . . .
Cadence spends every summer on her family’s island. She’s the oldest of her cousins, though Johnny is only a few weeks younger. Mirren is also close in age, and the three of them become inseparable. When the cousins are eight, Johnny’s mom starts dating a man whose nephew, Gat, starts coming to the island. These four make up the Liars, and . . .
Who is Nora O’Malley? Is that even her real name? She’s been playing pretend for so long – almost her whole life – she’s not really sure who she is. The daughter of a con artist, she was forced to play along with her mother’s games – until she finally escaped. Five years later and she’s trying to be normal. She’s Nora. She goes to school and . . .
Penny is ready with a capital R to go to college. She’s never been very good at making friends, so the only two people she’s leaving behind are her mom (who is more like the irresponsible child than Penny) and her boyfriend (who she’s not really that into). She can’t wait to escape to Austin, Texas and start living her actual life. Sam is stuck. He works at . . .
Evie and her best friend Caleb attend a boarding school for gifted students. While Evie excels at mathematics, Caleb is a skilled programmer. Evie wants desperately to submit her mathematics project to a big conference but is hindered by her extreme stage fright and social anxiety. Caleb has always been . . .
Laurie is sitting on a bus on snowy day in December. While the bus sits at a stop, Laurie glances out the window and locks eyes with someone sitting out there. Instantly, she knows he's the one. It's love at first sight, and she knows he feels it too. And then the bus pulls away. Laurie spends the next year hoping to . . .
Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they hardly know one another. They are the grandchildren of the rich, reclusive woman who basically owns Gull Cove Island, but they've never even met her. The cousins' parents were disinherited over twenty years ago, but for what, they don't know---or won't . . .
Mila has just graduated high school and aged out of the foster care system. She has no one and nothing. Maybe that’s why she accepts a job on a farm in the middle of nowhere, a place out of time and full of people like her: orphaned and haunted and alone. Though a refuge, the farm is haunted. There are ghosts . . .