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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Zimmerman Narrator: Amanda Dolan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarely in the crosshairs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Zimmerman presents an engrossing and unforgettable tale based on actual events…Those who can empathize with flawed characters in dire situations will not be able to put this book down.”

    Library Journal

  • “Compelling stuff from a writer who can handle difficult, sometimes grisly material extremely well.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2013 YALSA Alex Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/18/2014

    " Super Creepy and dark. I read this for the Yalsa Hub Reading Challenge. It's an Alex Award winner, which means it's a book written for adults with YA appeal. The main characters are young teens who are embroiled in sad and scary circumstances, but as a teacher I would have a hard time recommending this book to a teen reader due to some of the content. Not going on the summer reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 2/7/2014

    " The girl likes talking to strangers. She likes lying. She is most likely an alcoholic .she likes t meet up with a stranger she meet online in a isolated place. Then she likes to get drunk with the stranger. Locks him in her closet steals his clothes. Stranger appear at her house and she dose not bother to call the police or her mom. She actually believes her moms boyfriend sells dog tranqulizers. She I just stupid. And the back cover of the book pretty much told you 90% of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miko O. | 2/3/2014

    " 2. 5 stars. Hard to put down and fascinatingly gruesome. The feel of it somehow reminded me of What Happened to Cass McBride? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erinn | 1/24/2014

    " The best word I can use for this book was "intense". The whole time you just know everything is simmering and nothing can end well. For the most part I thought the voice was good but there were some instances where it rang a bit false. Not sure who I would recommend this too, as some of the content is really dark/disturbing, and I LIKE dark/disturbing books. "

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About the Author
Author David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving his MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, he spent several years living and working in Brazil and Ethiopia. He now teaches at Iowa State University.