Where Sleeping Girls Lie

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In Where Sleeping Girls Lie — a YA contemporary mystery by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, the New York Times-bestselling author of Ace of Spades  a girl new to boarding school discovers dark secrets and coverups after her roommate disappears.

It’s like I keep stumbling into a dark room. . .

After being home-schooled all her life, Sade Hussein is starting her third year of high school at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy boarding school. She meets her roommate Elizabeth on her first day but shortly after, Elizabeth is declared missing and there are more questions than answers.

When it seems people don't care enough to look into what happened to Elizabeth, it's up to Sade and Elizabeth's best friend, Baz, to investigate. The more they dig, the more Sade realizes there’s more going on at Alfred Nobel Academy than she realized. Secrets lurk around every corner and beneath every surface…secrets that rival even her own.

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the instant New York Times, International bestselling, & Award-winning author of Ace of Spades. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs, and a recent graduate from a university in the Scottish Highlands where she received a BA in English Literature. She is currently pursuing an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. When she isn’t spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney channel original movies.


"Àbíké-Íyímídé (Ace of Spades) presents a powerful look at grief, rape culture, and moving on from loss in this exquisitely crafted paranormal mystery." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Where Sleeping Girls Lie is a beautifully written coming-of-age mystery that should appeal to fans of Tiffany Jackson, Kara Thomas, and Jumata Emill." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Àbíké-Íyímídé’s sophomore novel captures the spirit of dark academia. . ." —Booklist

"Sade is an easy protagonist to root for. . . the portrayal of kids fighting back against an old-guard, damaging system makes for an undeniably empowering read." —BCCB

"A boarding school mystery that tackles fresh topics. . . " —Kirkus

“A harrowing mystery about a school festering with rot and a girl ready to walk right into its ugliest depths, with twists that made me gasp out loud. Àbíké-Íyímídé is back with a knife-sharp novel pointed right at the heart of society’s darkest corners.” —Andrew Joseph 

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