Alyssa Sheinmel


R.I.P. Eliza Hart

The past is closing in.

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at the Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend.

Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her,  calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.

New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back—and even destroy us.

Praise for R.I.P. Eliza Hart

Intensely real, sending a lasting reminder that not all illnesses or struggles are visible from the outside and that there is no shame in seeking help.
Publishers Weekly

A riveting coming-of-age tale and tragic absorbing mystery…The protagonists’ portrayals are realistic and teens will easily relate to their shattered dynamic of friendship, popularity, and secrecy.
School Library Journal

A compelling mystery that will keep readers going until the hopeful conclusion.
Kirkus Reviews

Once you begin this riveting story, you won’t be able to put it down.

With a bold voice and memorable teenage characters, Sheinmel has woven together a story full of intensity and intrigue that teens are guaranteed to enjoy.
Germ Magazine

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