Published by Tulip Teen/Spencer Hill Press
Published May 6th, 2014
Genres: YA Contemporary/Thriller
What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the
pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because
you’re not the victim?
You’re the killer.
River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until
her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends
come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind
and join in her escape.
The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out
of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find
evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her
ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for
as long as she can remember.
Colette grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the
day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That’s also when she realized that her
constant daydreaming wasn’t a curse, but a useful skill—one she used like a lethal weapon to combat
her frustration over the haunting question: What does the alphabet have to do with math anyway?
Unfortunately, her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write—not her algebra grade.
After surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit—
even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern
corner. She finally settled in the one red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with
her husband and three children.
Sherry D. Ficklin, Bestselling Author of 'EXTRACTED'