Falls the Shadow

Falls the Shadow

For Ages: 12 and up
Cate’s sister may be a clone, but that doesn’t make her a killer. Does it? Murder, morality, and a slow-burning romance fill the pages of this futuristic thriller.

When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same face. The same perfect smile. She even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced.

She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442497535 | 
  • September 2014 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Falls the Shadow CHAPTER ONE Masks Present day; four years later
I never much cared for Samantha Voss.

Nobody did, to be honest. Or, at least, nobody really did; but the girl had money, and her parents owned half of the city of Haven, so of course she always had a date to socials and an entourage wherever she walked.

Once upon a time, I was even part of that entourage.

Sort of.

Thing was, my parents were always trying to arrange dinner or tea or some other boring affair with the... see more

About the Author

Stefanie Gaither

After owning and co-managing a coffee shop for several years while simultaneously earning her BA in English, Stefanie Gaither left the small-business world behind to focus on her author career instead. Now, in addition to penning YA novels, she also works part-time as a copywriter for an advertising agency. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and an incredibly spoiled Shih Tzu. Visit her at StefanieGaither.com.

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