'Armstrong deftly works suspense into the narrative...more than just a typical murder mystery.' - Booklist
'A powerful thriller that will surprise you at every turn.' - Kirkus
Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter.
Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and also his best friend - Skye.
Jesse and Skye are haunted by the unanswered questions of that terrible day. But the more they hunt for the truth of what really happened, the closer they get to a new killer.
A tragedy ripped them apart. A mystery will bring them together. A powerful, gripping YA thriller by New York Times number one bestseller Kelley Armstrong.
Books by Kelley Armstrong:
Women of the Otherworld series
Dime Store Magic
No Humans Involved
Living with the Dead
Walking the Witch
Made to be Broken
City of the Lost
A Darkness Absolute
This Fallen Prey
Watcher in the Woods
Alone in the Wild
Men of the Otherworld
Tales of the Otherworld
In this absorbing, fast-paced thriller, Skye Gilchrist is back at Riverside Collegiate High School, yet her welcome is anything but warm. Three years ago, her brother, Luka, was killed in a school shooting and he was one of the shooters. Also killed that day was the brother of Skye's crush, Jesse Mandal. Now back at school, Skye discovers that Jesse is not the studious boy she once knew: he's pessimistic, skips class, and was expelled from another school for fighting. But when someone concocts a series of events trying to make it look like Skye is causing mayhem, Jesse comes to her aid. Can they bridge the divide between them and stop another killing? Armstrong sensitively handles the aftermath of a school shooting from multiple perspectives that of the victims' families and the family of the shooter. She also effectively tackles the topics of bullying and how acting out can be a sign of grief and pain. Skye and Jesse's burgeoning romance sweetens this insightful drama. Ages 12 up.