Richie Tankersley Cusick
- Title: Fatal Secrets
- Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
- ISBN: 9780590132749
- Page: 479
- Format: Hardcover
After her sister drowns, Ryan McCauley is haunted by the dead girl s pastTwo sisters walk through a snowy wood, collecting pinecones for Christmas decorations Something has frightened Marisa, and she s about to explain it to Ryan, her younger sister, when she steps onto a patch of thin ice Marisa plummets into the frigid water below, and though Ryan tries to save her, thAfter her sister drowns, Ryan McCauley is haunted by the dead girl s pastTwo sisters walk through a snowy wood, collecting pinecones for Christmas decorations Something has frightened Marisa, and she s about to explain it to Ryan, her younger sister, when she steps onto a patch of thin ice Marisa plummets into the frigid water below, and though Ryan tries to save her, there s nothing she can do Even though the accident wasn t her fault, Ryan is consumed by guilt But guilt is not what she should be afraid of Three weeks after Marisa s death, Ryan sees her everywhere At night she feels something following her, but when she turns around there s nothing there A creepy college friend of Marisa s shows up at Ryan s house, and her mother asks him to stay through Christmas To free herself of guilt, Ryan must unlock Marisa s terrible secret before death takes her too.
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Yeah I know. Sometimes you just read books one after another that tickle your funny bone cause they are really not good. I mean, I get what Cusick was trying here, but after I got to the end and all is revealed I was like, dang? Really? This is a more brutal horror book for Cusick I thought. Ryan (she's a teen girl) and her sister Marisa are walking in the woods collecting pine cones for Christmas decorations (as one does) and Marisa falls through some ice and drowns. Ryan tries to save her, but [...]
Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick to me is all about two things, which might seem ridiculous seeing as there's much more to the plot, believe me, but the reason I love it? Our main heroine, Ryan and the guy I like to consider her male lead from start to finish, Jinx. Okay, I'll be honest, I'm all about Jinx, Jinx and even more Jinx.There isn't a lot of romance in this book, it's just sort of scattered in there amongst the main plot line yet still, I love the minimal romance that it has. [...]
Second of my read through of the Point Horror books. I genuinely don't think I read this one when I was a kid. Which isn't surprising, it definitely wouldn't have spoken to me then. Dead sister (I have issues with dead family and I'm an only child) and the blurb is just a bit shit. I'm going to whisper this one This is good. Like Actually good. There were loads of ridiculous twists, although I guessed three of the culprits, the main one was a bit of a shock. Alright some of the action bits were [...]
This was AMAZING. I spent a lot of time laughing in disbelief, but I loved every minute.Things I learned from this book:1. If you're suspicious of someone most of the time, don't use a temporary truce to tell him all about the hidden film you're having developed that might have something to do with your sister's death.2. The guy who insults you continually and creatively but is always there to help you is a better romantic bet than guys who look hot and act romantic but are more or less complete [...]
So there was a period of time from about 1989-1996 where I was deep into reading YA books. I was also starting to branch out into adult books but the majority of my reading was YA. YA in the 90s was different from today's YA. Back then only pre-teens and teens read YA. Now it is widely accepted for adults to read YA. But once you hit a certain age it was creepy to be seen in the YA section of the bookstore/library. I lived for authors like R.L. Stein, Christopher Pike, Diane Hoh, L.J. Smith, and [...]
Reminds me of: 101 ways to meet Mr Right by Janet Quin Harkin."It was probably just a practical joke" moment: I don't think anyone actually said this."You probably just imagined it" moment: This happened constantly. No one had any faith in her sanity at all. (view spoiler)[ She totally shouldn't have destroyed the snowman though - that was evidence Ryan!Innocent victims?:Yeah, Marissa was pretty innocent, in a Lois Lane kinda way. And Ryan had no clue what was going on.How blindingly obvious?: I [...]
I'm going to be honest. I don't entirely remember this book, but I know that I read it, and I know that I loved it. During the 6th grade, roundabouts 1994, I became deeply obsessed with Rickie Tankersley Cusick. I was also reading Christopher Pike and Caroline B. Cooney, which I now understand means I was into the horror/suspense genre. As far as I can remember, Cusick was the best of these writers, definitely when it came to suspense. (Cooney also wrote realistic YA fiction, which I don't think [...]
As expected from RTC, tons of suspense with memorable scares. The twist was really unexpected as I thought I got down the bad guy but I was only half right.Ryan was someone I feel sorry for due to predicamanet she's in that the book made me hope there will be happy ending. Jinx is perhaps my favorite character from his sharp tongue and some surprising characteristics.The big issue I have with the book is that sometimes it doesn't make sense how the villain(s) managed to set up their scares in te [...]
I actually liked this one until the ending. I just felt betrayed that at least two of those involved where actually involved. I felt like that was all because of shock value and their characters did like a 180. Quick read though.(view spoiler)[Also i have a problem with the fact that her sister was murdered or I guess I should say the way she was? I mean how do they kill her by making her fall through ice but stay so invisible that the other sister does not see those responsible at all? Kind of [...]
I don't think I ever read this one as a kid, but I legitimately enjoyed reading it now. Usually my nostalgia clouds my judgment with these re-reads, but nothing about this book was familiar and I still loved it. The ending was a total shocker, and I love that I was wrong the entire time about the killer. This was such a fun read! Cusick was the most talented of all the Point Horror writers, and I love that my library has some of these available as e-books now. I can't wait to read more of them.
Almost like a Sweet Valley Super Chiller! Enjoyable
Wow, this was one hell of a ride. I normally pick up these books for that B-movie level of teen horror, but this was actually pretty good. It didn’t have any of the cheese factor that most of these books from the 90’s suffered from. While the beginning was a little slow, it got better the more I read. There were a couple scenes that really creeped me out, my favorite being the part where (view spoiler)[Jinx mentioned the strange man that he saw sneaking out the back door (hide spoiler)]. I a [...]
5 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars! (I rate these books compared to other Point Horror Books Only)I read this as part of the #pointhorrorbookclub that I run monthly!You can read the post here talesofyesterday/201This is more of a discussion than a review with highlighted areas of the book and has a comedy feel to the discussion to. Please be aware that as this is a discussion there will be spoilers.Want to know more about #pointhorrorbookclub - check this out talesofyesterday/tales-pI LOVED this [...]
This book is about two sisters Ryan and Marissa. One has a secret and then she dies. The other is left to handle the aftermath. Will she ever figure out the secret? Or will she lose her mind in the process?Honestly I struggled with this book. Though that could be because the narrator was not that good. I found the character it's hard to like. Except for one in that didn't turn out that great. The ending however was worth sticking it out for. I personally didn't see it coming but I probably shoul [...]
Taking a trip down memory lane this surprisingly stands the test of time. An accidental death, some psychological horror and a nice ending. All the hallmarks of the point horror series and just freaky enough to make my heart beat faster without giving my adult self nightmares. The big question, following her sisters death is 'is Ryan crazy?' A mysterious stranger appears at the family home a few weeks later and events spiral from there.
It was a great book. From the start it started off mysterious which caught my attention. There are many suspensively events that keep me attached and wanting to know what happened next. Sometimes i have suspected something going on but then I learn more and reevaluate what I had predicted was going to happen. This book keeps your attention through out the whole book. Also this book is easy to read and keeps you interest. This book honestly had me feeling scared and nervous.
The reason i likes this book is because it keeps you thinking. Another thing is you never want to put it down. It is a thrilling story about Ryan and her family. It all starts when her sister drowns. Then she gets this feeling that she is being watched. Read this amazing book to figure out if it was and accidental drowning or not.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was always interesting it really was never boring . my favorite thing about this book is it always had you on your toes anxious to find out what happened. i would definetly recommend this book to anyone who is considering reading it. it was a great read.
Fantastic book, I knew there would be a twist to the ending as there usually is with this author, and I wasn't disappointed, there was a twist to the end, I thought I had it all figured out who was doing what to whom, but I was wrong, not a 100% but still partly wrong
I enjoy these Point Horror books because it reminds me of when I was a kid and all the "Point" brand books were popular. It's got that typical teen slasher flick feel to it which I quite enjoy. As an adult, it's an easy read, just for fun and a bit of nostalgia.
fail - who did it -EVERYONE.Her boss, her friend, her mums boyfriendomg -similar motive to drifter. lame.
A better than average YA read. Good characterisations and a cracking plot makes it very pacy and easy to read.
My favourite Point Horror book as a kid. Jinx is my bae.
Richie is very good at the whole suspenseful twist ending scenario. To have the characters you'd least expect the main perpetrator Wow!
I read it three times in my teens! Great fun read. Definitely for people who enjoy thrillers / suspense.
Reminds me of being in middle school - the nostalgia is back full force!
Ha! I read this book over and over when I was around 12. Fun stuff.
I love this bookThis was my second novel that I have read in my entire life
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