Demetra Brodsky

Author of DIVE SMACK (Available Now!) & LAST GIRLS (coming 5/5/20) • Tor Teen/Macmillan

TEEN WOLF meets Barry Lyga and E. Lockhart in this intense psychological thriller
filled with twists and a shocking surprise ending.





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Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.

Heartbreaking, human, and heroic. Dive Smack is a perfect 10!
— Karen LaFace, 1992 USA Women's Olympic Springboard Diver
A twisty, witty thriller readers will love puzzling through to the very end. A visceral, delightful debut.
— Carrie Mesrobian, author of William C. Morris award finalist Sex & Violence
This riveting debut will plunge readers into an accelerating coil of twists and turns as if in free fall, plummeting them from a precipice as they cling to the dwindling hope of safe entry into the mysterious darkness below.
— S.A. Bodeen, author of The Raft and The Compound
Complex, thrilling, and with a pitch-perfect narrative voice. Dive Smack will leave you on the edge of your seat and unable to put this one down.
— Christa Desir, author of Fault Line and Bleed Like Me
A tense psychological drama with a voice that pulls you in and a twist you won’t see coming. Dive Smack is an instant Hitchcockian classic!
— Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess, Ten, and #Murdertrending
A taut roller coaster of a thriller chock full of dark family secrets, twisty lies, and finally, the redeeming power of truth.
— Michelle Zink, author of Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy and This Wicked Game
In an impressive debut, Brodsky injects her teen drama with ambiguity, and a subtle hint of paranormal phenomena, leaving readers to guess at what’s really going on. Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner.
In this strong psychological thriller, Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best-friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving. A tense psychological mystery.
A taut thriller with a twist ending that will blow your mind.
— Kim Liggett, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of The Last Harvest
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DIVE SMACK audiobook

Narrated by Michael Crouch.

Michael Crouch is an Audie Award-winning actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has earned multiple Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and Best of the Year listings from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. NYT bestselling and award-winning authors include Rick Riordan, James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, Madeleine L'Engle, Becky Albertelli, and Louis L'Amour. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

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