Find Me is published today in the UK, by Simon and Schuster, and is a brilliant read. It's creepy and chilling and impossible to put down. There should be more YA thrillers like this!
Here's a summary to tell you more:
A girl is dead… A killer's closing in… And two little words are the only clue… "Find Me". These are the words that Wick Tate finds in Tessa Wayne's diary. And now Tessa has been found … dead. Does someone out there really expect Wick to uncover the truth about her death? An expert computer hacker, Wick has the skills for the job, but with the threat of her ex-con dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around and new foster parents to keep happy, getting involved with a murder case is the last thing she wants to do. Until her little sister, Lily, is the next target. Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker-girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare. And now she's going to find this killer, no matter what it takes. Because it just got personal.
Thanks to Romily for this post and I hope you guys enjoy these ten random facts about her!
Ten Things You Don’t Know About Romily Bernard
1. I wrote four novels before FIND ME.
2. Over the course of four novels, I scored 246 rejection letters from agents and editors.
3. I once thought about wallpapering my closet with all those rejection letters. Actually, I’m lying I still think about it.
4. I laugh when little kids cuss. It never gets old.
5. Whenever I get writer’s block, I self-medicate with frosting straight from the tub.
6. Since finding out I write thrillers, my coworkers are slightly afraid of me. FIND ME deals with suicide. The sequel, REMEMBER ME, has a serial killer. My workmates think they sense a trend and I never bother reassuring them. It gets me invited to fewer meetings and I like that.
7. Speaking of work, I once used sushi in retaliation against a boss who liked to grope me. On my last day, I discovered his office door was unlocked so I left a California roll behind the books in his bookcase. When I returned the following week to pick up my last check, the stench was epic and I. Could not. Stop. Laughing.
8. I am seriously OCD—not the kind that will fold your clothes or organize your closet (that would actually be useful). I’m the kind that counts steps, locks and unlocks doors, and will use one hand to type what I’m saying as I say it. Yeah, I’ll give you a moment with that visual. There’s no keyboard and yet my right hand is typing what I’m saying. Makes people think I’m twitchy.
9. I probably am twitchy.
10. I think of myself as a reader first and a writer second. Do not ask me about Rainbow Rowell, Maggie Stiefvater, Jay Asher, John Green, Markus Zusak, or Courtney Summers because I cannot shut up about them. This rule also applies to Matthew Quick, Cecily White, Natalie Richards, Ilsa Bick, and—well, you get the point.