The town appeared as a dot over the hill. Five miles max. Anticipation overtook my shaky nerves. We passed several road signs that promoted ‘going green’ and ‘recycling.’ Another sign boasted Winthrop’s claim to fame: Home of the World Famous Green Links Heath Food line.
Published: April 19th, 2015
Cover Artist: Tony Bryson
Seventeen-year-old Racer and his girlfriend Arloe want to be together despite resistance from her parents. In defiance of an upcoming separation, they run away for the summer, going totally off the grid to a remote town in the Nevada desert.
The teens think no one knows where they are—but they couldn’t be more wrong. Racer’s well-orchestrated plan for freedom turns into a nightmare from hell.
Lies, deception and betrayal blur his lines of reality, and he discovers everyone in town is hiding a terrifying secret, including Arloe.
"There was a surprise at every turn, whether it was good or bad. I actually liked that when things were finally looking up for the characters, they were yanked back to terribleness. That yo-yo effect really had my emotions going crazy because I found myself cheering that good things were coming the characters’ way, but then I would sigh a heavy “No!” when I realized that things weren’t going to go that easily and my heart would sink. I give kudos to Kirchner for toying with my emotions. " - Goodreads, Leslie Williams
About the author:
T.W. Kirchner is the author of the Pirates Off middle grade series and The Troubled Souls of Goldie Rich young adult series. Besides writing, she loves tennis, yoga, painting and gardening. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, two children, and furry menagerie known as the Kirchner Zoo.