Thoughtless by Jaqueline Gardner
When Bridget finds a dead cheerleader in the janitor’s closet, she becomes the killer’s next target. High school just got worse. It’s bad enough that she can hear the shocking truths that pass through her classmate’s heads. Now she has to worry about staying alive, and all clues point to the one person whose thoughts she can’t read - her boyfriend Terrence. Someone is taunting her, threatening to expose her secret. And when Bridget tries to single out her blackmailer, she’s nearly beaten to death by a mind controlled minion with fiery eyes.
But when Bridget finally comes face-to-face with the killer, suddenly a horde of brainwashed students programmed to destroy her life doesn’t seem so bad
It had me pretty hooked from page one and I read it in one fantastic sunny day. I couldn't put it down.
The main character can read minds, after she finds the dead student she begins hearing thoughts directed at her which freaks her out. There turns out to be a bigger mystery going on and she's in danger. It's got a well rounded plot, with a main character that makes some stupid decisions, but brave and goes down fighting.
The story had the perfect combination of elements. She has a dedicated best friend that gives the reader a real connection to the characters. They are not perfect but are able to love each other for who they are, flaws and all. We get the mysterious thriller aspect of trying to figure out who the murderer is and why they might want Bridget. It leads to a suspenseful edge of your seat read.
It's clean there's no sex, no swearing, and a great price!
I would recommend this to fans of Cate Tiernan's Sweep Series