A psychologist working for the LAPD goes on a dangerous journey through Los Angeles' criminal underworld to track down her missing foster daughter in this gripping new thriller by the author of the international bestseller Baby Doll.
You'll do anything to protect her. But you'll have to find her first.
When LAPD forensic psychologist Becca Ortiz agrees to foster teenage runaway Ash, she knows she will love and protect her as her own daughter.
Ash may have turned her back on her old life on the streets, but there is still one person who she can't bear to lose. Now he is about to drag her back into a dark world where nothing and no one is safe.
How far will Becca go to save her daughter?
And can she find her before it's too late?
For more from Hollie Overton, check out:Baby DollThe Walls
In this nail-biter from Overton (The Walls), LAPD clinical psychologist Becca Ortiz and her 16-year-old foster daughter, Ash, have been getting along well. Becca doesn't know, however, that Ash has reunited with her old boyfriend, Nate Sutton, whom she met on the streets. Nate lives in a tent city on Skid Row with the Tribe, a group of homeless teens ruled by an enigmatic woman named Mo. After one of the Tribe is beaten at Mo's behest, Nate asks Ash to run away with him, putting the two in Mo's crosshairs. With the help of Becca's police sergeant ex-husband, Becca kicks off a relentless cat-and-mouse game with a manipulative, murderous woman who will do anything to keep her "family" together. Readers will root for the deeply empathetic Becca, who's devoted to helping society's most vulnerable, and Overton shines a light on the plight of the mentally ill, foster children, and the homeless while building plenty of tension. Fans of bighearted thrillers will find a lot to like.