Unnatural Deeds
Cyn Balog

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Narrated By: Pamela Lorence

Duration: 8 hours and 1 minute

What to expect

Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can’t get enough of that rush.

Despite Vic’s loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z’s. Soon she’s lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel Z’s secrets. Except Z’s not the only one with a past. Victoria’s hiding her own secrets, secrets that will come back to haunt her—and destroy everything in her path.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: Thrillers, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Disability, impairments and special needs, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love

Listen to a sample

“Narrator Pamela Lorence valiantly delivers this convoluted story of obsession…Lorence is adept at rendering Victoria’s rather irritating naïveté and her mysterious past…Audio is the ideal medium for this drawn-out mystery, which does conclude with a twist.”


“Like a PG-13 version of Gone Girl…A page-turner that will keep readers riveted, this is a treat for mystery fans and will keep readers guessing right up until the end.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The compelling story takes hold, leaving readers guessing until the end. The understated dread builds to a tense and tragic climax.”


“Takes readers on a dark journey through mental illness and murder…Secrets and well-placed clues shape the suspenseful plot, which balances Vic’s relatable questions about romance with true-crime suspense surrounding a missing person…Verdict: A good choice for teens who are dealing with the loss of a friend. A strong purchase for YA thriller collections.”

School Library Journal

“Patient readers will enjoy the simultaneous thrills of the murder, the Z intrigue, and Vic’s story…[For] teens who enjoyed Flynn’s Gone Girl and Hawkins ’The Girl on the Train.”


“A compelling, dark confessional with pages that keep you guessing and an ending that will blow you sideways.”