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Rules for Vanishing

By Kate Alice Marshall
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Publisher Description

In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister--at all costs.

Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose....

Sara's sister disappeared one year ago--and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it.

When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid.

Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her.

And Lucy is waiting.

339 Reviews

3.5
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Absolutely chilling and incredible. I put my life on hold to finish it 😂😂 Homework? It can wait. Social plans? Nah. Sleep? I’m good. Someone please please explain the ending to me. I understand it up to a certain end and my jaw dropped, but it felt quite open and left me with an eyebrow arched. Certain supplements at the end didn’t feel necessary to me. I’ll be screaming until a sequel comes out, thank you.”
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“Go into the woods. Find your sister. Try not to bring anything else back with you. This book got into my bones! The first-person testimonies were properly atmospheric, the interview segments were engaging, and the evidence portions gave interesting alternative perspectives. I'm a big fan of books that are willing to jump between POVs and around timelines. Marshall created a lovely web of magic in the Briar Glen woods, and I want so badly to read the stories of more groups who found their way onto the Road. Additionally, the audiobook narration was just fantastic.”

About Kate Alice Marshall

Kate Alice Marshall started writing before she could hold a pen properly, and never stopped. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a chaotic menagerie of pets and family members, and ventures out in the summer to kayak and camp along Puget Sound. I Am Still Alive was her YA debut, followed by Rules for Vanishing. Visit her online at katemarshallbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @kmarshallarts.

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