Patrick Cusimano’s life can’t get much worse.
His father is in jail, he works the midnight shift at a grubby convenience
store, and his brother’s girlfriend, Caro, has pushed their friendship to an uncomfortable
new level. On top of all that, he can’t shake the attentions of Layla Elshere,
a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand, and
doesn’t fully trust. The temptations these two women offer are pushing Patrick
to his breaking point.
Meanwhile, Layla’s little sister, Verna, is
suffering through her first year of high school. She’s become a prime target
for her cruel classmates, and not just because of her strange name and her
fundamentalist parents. Layla’s bad-girl rep casts a shadow too heavy for Verna
to bear alone, so she falls in with her sister’s tribe of outcasts. But their
world is far darker than she ever imagined.
Unless Patrick, Layla, Caro, and Verna can
forge their own twisted paths to peace, with themselves and each other, then
they’re stuck on a dangerous collision course where the stakes couldn’t be
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