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Young Adult Fiction Psychological

Someone Is Always Watching

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Psychological, Mental Illness, General
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price

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Their lives are a lie. Their memories may not be real. A new young adult psychological thriller by #1 NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Blythe and her friends — Gabrielle, and brother and sister Tucker and Tanya — have always been a tight friend group, attending a local high school and falling in and out of love with each other. But an act of violence has caused a rift between Blythe and Tucker . . . and unexpected bursts of aggression and disturbing nightmares have started to become more frequent in their lives.

The strange happenings culminate in a shocking event at school: Gabrielle is found covered in blood in front of their deceased principal, with no memory of what happened.

Cracks in their friendship, as well as in their own memories, start appearing, threatening to expose long-forgotten secrets which could change the group’s lives forever. How can Blythe and her friends trust each other when they can’t even trust their own memories?

About the author

When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.

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Editorial Reviews

"A must-purchase rollercoaster ride that will have readers wondering if people and memories can be trusted." —STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

"The mysteries on top of mysteries will keep the pages turning in this plot-driven thriller. . . . Mental potato chips, happily devoured." Kirkus Reviews
"Armstrong explores fascinating questions of personhood, identity, and the role of memory in creating a sense of self. . . . [F]ans of mind-bending psychological thrillers will find a lot to love in this labyrinthine read." Publishers Weekly
"There is no shortage of neck-snapping turns." Youth Service Book Review
"This book definitely meets all the requirements for a psychological thriller and will have readers turning page after page trying to find the truth." Young Adulting
"Someone is Always Watching is a well-crafted, high-quality work of psychological fiction by bestselling author Kelley Armstrong." CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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