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Life has dealt Christian Morris one blow too many. After his mother’s untimely death left him in the care of his distant, workaholic father, family life became anything but happy. Now, after eight years of neglect and loneliness, he can’t think of a reason to stay. The promise of a new beginning beckons, and with bags packed, Christian embarks on what he anticipates will be an uneventful roadtrip to Canada — and freedom from his pain. But in a twist of fate, his plans take a drastic detour in the form of a beautiful and frightened girl. Scarlett, a British teenager, suddenly appears in his life — and she’s in trouble.
Blind since birth, Scarlett Becket has virtually been abandoned. Following her completion of school, Scarlett’s world is shattered the night she’s abducted from her temporary London flat. Unable to see her kidnappers, she is uncertain as to who they are or why they chose her. What she does know is that in a series of vivid dreams, much like those she has had before, she has foreseen a grisly murder — and this time, she’s the victim. Scarlett’s narrow escape and encounter with Christian has provided her a temporary refuge, but it’s only a matter of time before her captors pick up her trail.
Determined to protect Scarlett, whatever the price, Christian embarks on a dangerous course as he fights to keep her alive. And in entering the twisted maze of betrayal and redemption, he quickly realizes that life looks different when you may not live to see tomorrow.
- Size: 6" x 9"
- Pages: 176
- Published: 02/2013
About the Author
Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.
She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her verveine.
To learn more about Julie Daines or to contact her, visit her website at www.juliedaines.com.
Great for Teens
by Ross - reviewed on February 07, 2013
After 2 people in my household read the book cover to cover and would not let go if it until they were finished, I realized what a great book this is. I have purchased one for each member of the family. Everyone is a 5 of 5 stars. It is nice to see an author who can tell a story without recycling ideas. Good material, interesting characters, and refreshing writing style. A definite recommend for both young men and young women.
Knocked it out of the park!
by Karlene - reviewed on February 11, 2013
Julie Daines knocked it out of the park! The pacing was just right. Lots of edge of your seat tension, but moments of quiet and humor too. Plausible character motivation and action. Strong, believable characters. Solid writing. This book is fantastic! Trust me on this one. Read it! I give it 5 stars. Recommended to teen readers, 14 and up, who like contemporary mystery/suspense/action and to adults who like a good suspense without the gore. Full review at: http://bit.ly/WUqfWv
A MUST READ!
by Shauna - reviewed on February 20, 2013
This book was SO GOOD! It has everything I love in a book...suspense, mystery, and humor, all rolled-up in a little bit of romance. The storyline is awesome! This book is definitely a must-read!
Definitely worth reading
by Customer - reviewed on January 10, 2013
This is a fun book with great characters. The book was well paced and the writing was very engaging. Can't wait for her next one.
Refreshing and exciting!
by Brooke - reviewed on February 02, 2013
One of my favorite YA adult books in a long while! The plot was perfectly paced, I LOVED the two main characters, and the fact that it's told from a male point of view is so refreshing (we haven't had a good male POV since Harry Potter). Just the right blend of mystery, action, and romance. Excited to read more books from this awesome debut author!