First published in 2011

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

“Refreshingly free of cliche… a thoroughly enjoyable ride.”

Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she’s confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori’s body has not been found, and Alison can’t explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated. But that’s impossible. Right?

“An intriguing story… keeps readers guessing throughout.”
− Publishers Weekly


  • Finalist, Andre Norton (Nebula) Award (2012)
  • Finalist, Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Science Fiction (2012)
  • Finalist, Worcestershire Teen Book Award (2011)