A NoveleBook - 2013
A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."
Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust. And Layla’s little sister, Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla’s dark tribe of outcasts.
As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path—leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered.
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Baker & Taylor
While a midnight shift convenience-store clerk navigates the pitfalls of his father's imprisonment and the baffling attentions of two young women, a high-school freshman endures her parents' fundamentalism, her sister's bad-girl reputation and cruel classmates by joining a circle of dark misfits. By the author of Last Seen Leaving.