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  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451476241
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

A Good Idea




A taut, dark thriller from the author of Althea & Oliver.

Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?

Fin and Betty’s close friendship survived Fin’s ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates. Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones—and herself—at risk. But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty’s disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined—and infinitely more devastating?

  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451476241
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Cristina Moracho

Christina Moracho is a writer and grant analyst who grew up in Queens and moved to Brooklyn almost six years ago. She was living in Carroll Gardens but one day took a walk over to Red Hook because she thought she would love the neighbourhood. That turned out to be an understatement and finally in September 2010 she moved into her own place on Coffey Street.

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Praise for A Good Idea

Cristina Moracho’s writing is   “Standout.” —Time Magazine   “Gut-wrenching.” —People   “Mesmerizing.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review   “Unforgettable.” —Sarah McCarry, author of About a Girl   “Painfully real.”—School Library Journal, starred review   “Penetratingly smart.” —Jim Shepard, author of Project X and You Think That’s Bad

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