“The soft, tuneless whistling drifts over to where she’s hiding, as she crouches in the dark closet, peeking through the slats.
She hadn’t known how loud simply breathing was. Even her heartbeat is too loud. Surely the person hunting her can hear her heart thumping—beating against her ribs like a frantic bird trapped—and her shallow, raspy breaths. The dust tickles her nose, and she pinches it, fights the deadly urge to sneeze, as sweat trickles down her back, like the faint caress of ghostly fingers.”
Perfect Little Monsters
When the queen bee of a high school is murdered at her pool party, the new girl in town must uncover what the dead girl’s friends are hiding, before she takes the fall for it, and before the next person dies.
Originally from Singapore, Cindy R X He now lives in the French Alps, where she works as a freelance writer and hoards books. Her work is a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense 2022. She is currently revising her debut, a YA mystery thriller. She can be found on Twitter @cindyrxhe.