From revered Colombian writer Laura Restrepo comes the smart, thrilling story of a young woman trying to outrun a nightmare. Maria Paz is a young Latin American woman who, like many others, has come to America chasing a dream. When she is accused of murdering her husband and sentenced to life behind bars, she must struggle to keep hope alive as she works to prove her incence. But the dangers of prison are t her only obstacles: gaining freedom would mean facing an even greater horror lying in wait outside the prison gates, one that will stop at thing to get her back. Can Maria Paz survive this double threat in a land where danger and desperation are always one step behind, and safety and happiness seem just out of reach?
Laura Restrepo was born in Bogota, Colombia. She has written numerous bestselling and prize-winning novels, including Leopard in the Sun, The Angel of Galilea, and Delirium. Her books have been published in over twenty languages.