"A masterfully written tale of survival, sisters, and love." —Julie Murphy, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin'
In this twisting tale of loyalty, betrayal, and hope, two sisters must survive the wilds, if they can first survive each other—for fans of Tell Me Three Things, The One Memory of Flora Banks, and Pretty Little Liars.
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happenned that wrecked them.
I'd trusted Henri more than I'd trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I'd follow.
Now the unthinkable occurrs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped on a gorgeous hell of an island, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall further apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But will Henri ever forgive Emma? Can they survive this island? Can they reclaim what they’ve lost? There is no map for this.
For the first time, I was afraid we'd die on this shore.
"Emotionally eviscerating." —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
"Top-notch—readers will be riveted." —Publishers Weekly
"If you enjoyed the twisty suspense of We Were Liars, you'll rip through [this]." —PopSugar
"A must-read." —HelloGiggles
"A heart-stopping page-turner." —Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice
“A unique glimpse at emotional and physical struggles.” —SLJ
"Harrowing." —Stacey Lee, author of Under a Painted Sky
"Beautifully told." —Buzzfeed
"Will suck you in from the first page." —Brightly
Emma Jones, 16, has always lived in the shadow of her volatile older sister, Henri, who commands the spotlight. While the girls are on vacation in Puerto Rico, a boat accident strands them on an uninhabited island miles from their resort, along with Alex, a boy Emma met on the beach. With their lives at stake, Emma finds her own footing, working with Alex and making decisions to keep the three of them alive. But Henri withdraws, leaving Emma to wonder if her sister will ever forgive her for a past mistake. Taylor (Wandering Wild) weaves past with present to tell an unsettling story of two sisters whose relationship is claustrophobically close. As a survival story, it's top-notch readers will be riveted throughout the trio's perilous time on the island. But despite the author's descriptions of Henri's magnetic appeal, she is so aggressively awful to her sister, both in their current predicament and in flashbacks, that it's difficult to understand why Emma is so desperate for her approval, love, and friendship. Ages 14 up.