Hi and welcome to my website! I hope you’ll hang out a while and have a look around. My next novel, THE OPPOSITE OF HERE, is coming soon! Follow me on Twitter @taraaltebrando for updates! And check out my tour dates posted over there to the right, under BOLDLY BOOKISH TOUR! Hope to see some of you out in the wild!

“A taut, evocative thriller that’s surprising to the last page.”
–Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

“Readers will fly through to the final twist.”–Booklist

“Altebrando writes in a spare, detached prose style, befitting her emotionally distant protagonist and the unsettling circumstances. The cruise ship setting becomes increasingly claustrophobic, as Natalie and her friends struggle under the weight of their own secrets…[T]his is a fast-paced and complicated mystery filled with uncertainty and dread.”–Publishers Weekly

THE POSSIBLE is on sale now from Bloomsbury Kids! Look for the paperback version June 5th 2018!


Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review!:

“Altebrando (The Leaving) nails the staccato delivery of popular investigative podcasts like Serial… Her sentences, though spare, are extremely effective in landing emotional punches…in this taut and thoroughly gripping mystery.”

Also, THE LEAVING is now available in paperback.

“It’s engrossing, both as a thriller and a meditation on memory.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Teens who enjoy engrossing, contemplative titles such as Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not will devour this insightful musing on memory and identity.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“A twisting and turning mystery that will grip readers.” –  Kirkus Reviews

“A believable and clever story that …will keep readers engaged from beginning to end.” – Booklist

“Dare you. Just try to and this book down.” – Justine magazine

“You will not sleep, check your phone or even breathe once you begin reading The Leaving.” –  E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of WE WERE LIARS

“As heart-stopping as it is heart-breaking, The Leaving layers a wildly strange suspense story over a lovely and unexpected narrative of grief, loss, and the struggle to imagine a future in the shadow of the past.” –  Robin Wasserman, author of GIRLS ON FIRE

Bold, inventive, and engaging, The Leaving leaps straight off the page. –  Beth Kephart, author of SMALL DAMAGES and THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU

“This book gripped me on the first page, and by the last, had really moved me. It’s a thoughtful meditation on memory, identity, and what really makes us who we are.” –  Bennett Madison, author of SEPTEMBER GIRLS