Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for PAYBACK! I’m so excited because today I have an excerpt of the book to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it and Kristen Simmons, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy of ALL THREE VALE HALL BOOKS!
Payback by Kristen Simmons
Series: Vale Hall #3
Published on February 2, 2021 by Tor Teen
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Retellings, Thriller
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The unpredictable truth will be revealed in Payback, the stunning conclusion to Kristen Simmons’ Edgar-nominated thriller series that started with The Deceivers...
Brynn Hilder has conned a lot of people. View Spoiler »From the spoiled rich kids of Sikawa City to her mom's loser ex-boyfriend, from a motorcycle gang to a senator's son. If there was money to be gained, or a secret to uncover, she figured out how to get it done. And thanks to Vale Hall and its director, Dr. David Odin, she's found a family of hustlers just like her.
Together, Brynn and her friends have overcome doubt, deceit, and betrayal to unearth the truth--a truth even a group of professional scammers couldn't have predicted.
« Hide Spoiler And now they must tackle the biggest con artist of them all: View Spoiler »the man who brought them all together. « Hide Spoiler
“I’m not feeling it.”
Henry Kowalski, the hustler with a heart of gold, rakes his blond hair to one side—a sign I’ve come to recognize as a nervous tic—as I track two men hurrying through the dark across the parking lot of the NightStar Canning warehouse. They knock on a rusted door marked “Employees Only,” and after a quick exchange with a big, burly bouncer, disappear inside, just like the dozen others that came before.
“You’ve got this,” I tell Henry, pulling him behind the corrugated metal wall of NightStar’s smoke shack, a free-standing structure twenty yards from the back entrance. “Just follow my lead.”
He shifts, the leather jacket he got for tonight creaking against my shoulder. It’s faded at the stress points. I know this, because he pointed it out no less than six times. It’s supposed to make him look tough.
Now he just needs to act that way.
“No, I know,” he says, smoothing down the wild waves of my dark, chin-length hair and absently straightening the collar of my coat. “But what if instead of me being your cousin, I’m a young entrepreneur who’s gotten rich off developing this app—”
“Just listen. It connects athletes with personalized eating tips and hot new workout attire trends—”
“And I’m looking to blow my tidal wave of cash in a seedy establishment with sweaty men who like to wrestle.” He wiggles his eyebrows, and leans closer to whisper, “I’ve even got a name. Dolph Müller. Good, right?”
From Payback. Copyright 2021 Kristen Simmons. Reprinted with permission from TorTeen.
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