The Lonely Dead

The Lonely Dead

A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. For Adele, the dead aren?t really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she?s spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she...

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Title:The Lonely Dead
Author:April Henry
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Lonely Dead
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Lonely Dead Reviews

  • Roxanne
    Jan 29, 2019
    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. I also want to thank Henry Holt & Co and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review. Adele can see the dead, well she hasn't for awhile because she has been taking her meds. But lately she hasn't been which is why she is...
  • Maureen
    Aug 24, 2018
    I have never read April Henry before, but I know my 8th grade students have. I wanted to read this one because I book talk to my students and felt they would be interested in hearing about Adele, Charlie, Tori, and Luke. When Adele is walking home from Tori?s party, she finds Tori de...
  • Sherry
    Jan 26, 2019
    I enjoyed the take on ghosts in this YA paranormal mystery, but unfortunately the plot wasn?t as strong as the concept. Adele has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, but she actually does see dead people, not hallucinations. When a former friend is murdered after they have a fight at...
  • Lesley Strom
    Apr 12, 2019
    Been awhile since I read a Young Adult novel but still kept my interest. Adele can communicate with the dead but in a case that comes up with a classmate she is thought to be the killer. Quick read. ...
  • Sherry Thompson
    Jan 29, 2019
    Adele Meeker has the paranormal ability of being able to see and talk to dead people. However, for her whole life, she has been told that she is schizophrenic, just like her mother and grandmother were. Adele doesn?t like how she feels when she is medicated, so she stops taking her p...
  • Dotti Enderle
    Feb 01, 2019
    Could not put it down. ...
  • Lindsay
    Oct 26, 2018
    Henry?s books have been hit or miss with me. I read Run, Hide, Fight Back last year and it was filled with suspense and twists. I also read Shock Point and loved it, but then I moved on to The Girl I Used to Be and it was a bust. The Lonely Dead fit in that category as well. I didn?...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Jan 20, 2019
    See this review and more on Books and Ladders! Disclaimer: I recieved a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. I am not sure this even warrants one star. I'm so mad and disappointed. I should have probably stopped reading at page 7 (!!!)...
  • Stacee
    Dec 22, 2018
    I had read a couple of April?s other books and I loved this premise, sadly I was pretty disappointed. Also, two stars might be too high. I wanted to like Adele, but her inner monologue was not something I could settle into. I get that she?s struggling with family history and cu...
  • Martina Urbanová
    Dec 02, 2018
    Zaujmav pokus s hrdinkou, ktor vid duchov, no je presved?en o tom, ?e je to len nsledok jej schizofrnie. Dobre vystihnut atmosfra. Zaujmav zpletky. Ale ten zver mohol by? o nie?o "slvnej?". Za m?a prjemn ?tanie. ...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    Dec 28, 2018
    Ugh I don?t even know how to word as I write this review. I?ve written and deleted the first sentence about a 100 times. BUT. I guess. Here is the thing, I read an April Henry novel years ago, liked it, and read a BUNCH by her this year. Just looking at the books in the chronologic...
  • Amy
    Dec 09, 2018
    Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. So . . . where to start with this one. It is classic April Henry fodder-there is a murder, a mystery, and a girl somehow finds herself in the middle of it all...
  • Caitlin
    Dec 16, 2018
    An intriguing mystery with a nice supernatural twist! ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 03, 2019
    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Adele has been labelled as schizophrenic since she was young. After talking to animals and people that weren?t actually there and based on the history of the women in her family, it was obvious that Adele suffered fro...
  • BeckBe
    Jan 31, 2019
    Read it in a day. Fun page-turning YA thriller with a touch of the supernatural. Great for reluctant readers and those who love a quick, easy mystery. ...
  • Mikayla (MikaylaReading)
    Nov 29, 2018
    I had many problems with The Lonely Dead, but I think it all can be boiled down to lazy writing and poor representation. This story was told in a very linear way. Once our character found out a new piece of information, she would immediately go to talk to someone who revealed somet...
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Feb 05, 2019
    Unfortunately, I read this. I'm sorry to say this so bluntly, but this sucked. It read like an early-middle grade and not YA. The writing is lazy, and the characters are dull and undeveloped. The story was not fleshed out well, and the characters' reactions were absolutely unre...
  • Emily (Richmond Reader)
    Dec 04, 2018
    Younger readers will enjoy this book more than older young adults like myself. Outcast girl sees ghosts. Popular girl dies. You can probably figure out the rest. Where to start... I love a good ghost story and a little mental illness thrown in is the best, but this book reads as ...
  • Jay G
    Jan 12, 2019
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... * I was sent a copy of this in exchange for my honest review * Ever since Adele was a little girl she's been able to talk to the dead. Her mother had the same gift bu...
  • Dylan
    Dec 13, 2018
    1 star. I have about 20 pages left but I honestly can't bring myself to read the rest. I've disliked April Henry's writing but for some reason I keep coming back to her books, but I think this was her last chance. The mental illness and fat rep isn't terrible? It's just not...gr...
  • megs_bookrack
    Dec 18, 2018
    On a short-cut home through a local park, 17-y.o. Adele, comes across her estranged friend, Tori, crying and distraught. After talking to her for a while, trying to figure out what is wrong, Adele notices a very important fact about Tori, she's dead and sitting atop her recently buried...
  • Alex ♈
    Mar 10, 2019
    ?9.34 ...
  • Natalie ⭐
    Dec 25, 2018
    Oof. This book was just... IMPOSSIBLE for me to get through. And it?s only 200-ish pages. What?s the deal with that? Honestly, this sort of felt like a supernatural, more linear version of One of Us is Lying?except infinitely less compelling. Even though our protagonist?s life...
  • Alexandria
    Jan 23, 2019
    I received a free copy through a Goodreads giveaway. Adele has the ability to see and speak to ghosts, just like her mother and grandmother did. On her way home from school, Adele finds the body of her former best friend in a shallow grave with Tori?s ghost sitting on top. She tries...
  • Liesl Stach
    Aug 25, 2018
    I received an early copy of this from Net Galley. "The Lonely Dead" features a girl named Adele, who is able to see, touch, and talk to the dead. Her mother had this ability, as did her grandmother, and her great-grandmother. This ability has been passed down through women in her fa...
  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Jan 12, 2019
    The dead aren't lonely. They're dead. ...
  • McCaid Paul
    Feb 03, 2019
    This was a solid 4 ? read! April Henry is definitely one of my go-to authors for a fun, fast-paced mystery-thriller. Many of her books have certain elements that make them stand out from the others. The Lonely Dead was her most unique and twisty work yet. I have to admit, I was a ...
  • Megan Maine
    Jan 29, 2019
    I received this as an ARC copy. I really enjoyed this book and it was a nice quick read. There were certain aspects of the book that I didn't like, such as how she set up the ghosts however it was different and made me really think which I did like and why I rated the book higher. The ...
  • Judea
    Apr 10, 2019
    it was very interesting. ...
  • Blackandred04
    Mar 09, 2019
    I loved this so much! I just love April Henry's writing style and it made this story so much better! The relationships she creates are always so adorable. ...