Finished: Aug. 31, 2007
Reason for Reading: one of my picks for the RIP Challenge
First Published: 1973
Genre: YA thriller
The note was there, lying beside her plate when she came down to breakfast.
Comments: This was a page-turning thriller! I came into this book 'cold-turkey', I hadn't read it before, nor have I seen the movie so I didn't really know anything about it apart from a general idea of the plot. It was incredibly suspenseful and chilling. The twist-ending was fabulous! But I wonder how they pulled that off in the movie. For a book written in 1973, it has a surprisingly modern feel to it. Apart from the mention of Vietnam and a college demonstration it felt very current. I have to say I thought that a YA thriller might be a bit lame but this was just what I would expect from an adult book, minus the graphic violence and sex. Duncan has a long list of books to her name and I'm definitely going to try another one soon.