A gripping vel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller. Patrick Cusima s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with idea what she s running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn t understand and doesn t trust. And Layla s little sister, Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla s dark tribe of outcasts. As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered. Now with Extra Libris material, includingrecommended readingand bonus content
KELLY BRAFFETis the author of Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, where she received her MFA. Kelly lives in upstate New York with her husband, the writer Owen King.