Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (96)

The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young

Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group. Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid. [summary from Goodreads]

Whoa. Sounds absolutely intense, in a psychological thriller kind of way. I'm looking forward to seeing if this is as good as its synopsis makes it sound!

The Babysitter Murders will be published in hardcover from Atheneum on May 3, 2011.


  1. Wow, the cover does not match the synopsis at all o.o

  2. I wonder if this book will attempt to explore the idea of prior knowledge of a crime. As in, by confessing to the thoughts, does Dani actually prevent the crime from happening? I vaguely recall a Tom Cruise movie that focused on a similar topic.

  3. Woow! That's like crazy. :P
    Oddly intriguing though! :D

  4. This sounds unlike anything I've heard of before. Wow.

  5. The cover is bizarre, it doesn't seem to relate to the synopsis at all. The book itself seems really creepy but fantastic. Nice pick!

  6. ok i'm with sandy and rachel - wtf is up with that cover? it's not TOO sugary that it makes it a creepy compliment to the obviously creepy story...idgi.

  7. Oooh babysitter gone psycho sounds like quite the book . Great WOW pick.

  8. Never heard of this book before! It sounds crazy. Definitely not the Babysitters Club. LOL


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