Katie Sawyer has spent the past three and a half years cultivating the perfect UCLA experience. She has the perfect boyfriend: a football star. She has the perfect social life: she’s President of Delta Gamma. But her perfect best friend, Chelsea, just drowned. Worse, the body tumbled out of the closet in Professor Griffin’s chem lab.
Katie’s fairy-tale façade hides a past she would like to forget, but Chelsea’s death brings every old emotion to the surface. If she’s going to move on from her hurts, Katie has to pull her not-so-perfect self together and search out the identity of Chelsea’s killer, even if it means turning to Josh Hunter for help. It’s not easy. Josh infuriates her. Once upon a time, they were next door neighbors and best friends. They were confidants. They were even teenagers fumbling and exploring each other in the dark. He knew everything about her. He owned her heart. That was before things changed.
Now, secrets are surfacing. Chelsea was seeing someone. And she was pregnant when she died. Katie must come to terms with Chelsea’s other life…and face the fact that she has some secrets of her own. Even if it means letting the past–and Josh Hunter–back into her life.
A college Clueless meets Veronica Mars, Kristin Halbrook’s new adult mystery is full of sexy romance and twists that will keep you guessing until the end.
Surfacing Dream Cast
Katie: She’s cute and motivated. Into the beach and the sciences. The perfect actress effortlessly pulls off her big brains and her great heels, plus a steely gaze that hides her vulnerabiilty. Easy, right? Ha! But I think Claire Julien fits the bill.
Josh: He has a great smile, a fantastic body from all that soccer players, and eyes that show his emotions. The actor who plays him should feel approachable and look great in shorts and soccer socks. Josh Bowman fits. Bonus: No need to take on a different character name!
Chelsea: The best friend of best friends, Chelsea’s beautiful, dark looks are from her mix of Hispanic and Italian heritages. Odette Annable’s hauntingly lovely eyes are a good fit.
Damon: A quick perusal of the Friday Nights Light cast and the perfect Damon is there: the rich-boy football player could be played to a T by Taylor Kitsch.
Carolina: She picks up the role of Katie’s best friend, offering a shoulder and some love when Katie needs it most. Michelle Ang’s work on several popular international teen dramas is great training for this role.
Blitz-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
Signed copies of All Lined Up and Finding It by Cora Carmack,
Print copy of A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers,
Print copies of Best Kind of Broken and Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine.
When she was little, Kristin Halbrook wanted to be a writer, the President of the USA or the first female NFL quarterback. The first one stuck. Even when pursuing other dreams, she always took time to write, including stories for adults, teens, and children. She is the author of Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and the forthcoming Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, April 2015). Surfacing is her new adult debut.
When she’s not writing or reading, she’s spending time with three pixies, her Mad Scot soulmate, and one grumpy cocker spaniel; traveling across oceans and time; cooking and baking up a storm; and watching waves crash and suns set on the beach. She currently lives, loves and explores in The Emerald City, though she occasionally makes wispy, dream-like plans to move to Paris or a Scottish castle one day (if just temporarily).