People Like Us by Dana Mele
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Purchase Links Amazon
A sharp psychological thriller that's just right for fans of
Thirteen Reasons Why
Pretty Little Liars
--this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you.
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened.
Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that readers will tear through and not stop talking about.
First of all, I’m really excited to be here and to be sharing a playlist and giving away an ARC of People Like Us!
Music has always been a big part of my life. I’ve been playing piano since I was in elementary school, guitar since junior high, and various instruments in bands since high school, though I switched to recording solo for fun a long time ago. Now I mostly make a ton of playlists, a leftover habit from my short stint as a college radio dj and a long history of making soundtracks to represent important events and eras of my life.
Everything I write has at least one playlist, and my debut People Like Us has three. This one is character-based. It has songs I associate with main characters, chemistry between them, and keys scenes featuring them. Most playlists I make jump genre and era, so it bounces all over the place. This is a psychological thriller, but it’s also a story of romance, cutthroat competition, and epic frenemyship, so that’s very present in the music.
So, here it is. People Like Us: The Character Playlist. I don’t want to give too much info about which songs go with which characters and scenes because spoilers. But definitely check the playlist as you read 😉
1. Temptation Waits Garbage
2. How To Be A Heartbreaker Marina and the Diamonds
3. Academia Sia
4. Seeing Other People Belle and Sebastian
5. Nothing Better The Postal Service
6. Drop Dead Gorgeous Republica
7. Friends Like Mine The Donnas
8. I’m Not Calling You A Liar Florence and the Machine
9.You Know I’m No Good Amy Winehouse
10. Littlest Things Lily Allen
11. 7 Prince
12. Perfect World Liz Phair
13. Rid of Me PJ Harvey
14. Why Do I Lie? Luscious Jackson
15. Who Knew? Pink
16. Angels the xx
*~~About the Author~~*
Dana Mele is a Pushcart-nominated writer and a work at home mother. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a former actor, lawyer, musician, and briefly, associate producer. She prefers tea to coffee, snow to sand, and stars to sunshine, and she lives in the Catskills with her husband and toddler.
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