About The Book

A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this “swoonworthy romance” (Kirkus Reviews) from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon’s life is a lie.

She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the star witness in a murder trial against a drug dealer, Stella is now in the Witness Protection Program. The small town locals can never know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, the one boy who makes her want to reveal her true self. She knows that telling the truth will only bring violence to this safe haven.

Despite how hard Stella tries to stay under the radar, danger is fast approaching. Criminals have a way of getting rid of witnesses, and Stella may have made the one mistake that could lead the cold-blooded men hunting for her right to her doorstep.

About The Author

Photo by Krista Sidwell

Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies, and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale—all four of which debuted as New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado with her family. Find out more at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2015)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481424936
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"[W]ill keep readers guessing to the end..."

– School Library Journal

"A swoonworthy romance..."

– Kirkus Reviews

"[T]he reader can’t help but root for Stella. . . .This is a wonderful novel, full of adventure, love, and forgiveness."

– School Library Connection

Awards and Honors

  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List (PA)
  • Colorado Book Awards Finalist

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