In this fast-paced thriller, eighteen-year-old Calli finds herself alone after the loss of her father—until a bruised and broken girl shows up on her property, forcing her to face the present, rethink her future, and unearth the skeletons of her own past.
Life has never been easy in the small desert town of Harmony, but even on the day Calli Christopher buries her father, she knows she is surrounded by people who care about her. But after the funeral, when everyone has finally gone home, Calli discovers a girl on her property. A girl who’s dirty and bruised and unable to speak. And petrified.
Calli keeps the girl secret—well, almost secret. She calls her Ash and begins to nurture her back to health. But word spreads in a small town, and soon a detective comes around asking questions about a missing girl from another town. But these only raise more questions--about Ash and
about the people Calli knows well. Still, she must ask: is Ash in
danger…or is she the danger?
December 12, 2023
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
E.B. Vickers grew up in a small town in the Utah desert, where she spent her time reading, playing basketball, and exploring. Several years and one PhD later, she found her way back to her hometown, where she now spends her time writing, teaching college chemistry, and exploring with her husband and three kids. She is the author of Fadeaway
, Like Magic,
and Paper Chains
. Visit her online at elainevickers.com and on social @elainebvickers.
"A twisty thriller
that delves into tough emotional topics." —Kirkus Reviews
plot combines with appealing, authentic characters for a solid and satisfying read." —Booklist
"Readers will enjoy this fast-paced thriller
and its many plot twists, even the ones they see coming." —School Library Journal