Holly Goldberg Sloan


Emily Bell has it all. She's in love with a boy named Sam Border, and his little brother has become part of her family. This summer is des- tined to be the best time of their lives–until a charismatic new girl in town sets her sights on Sam. Now Emily finds herself questioning the loyalty of the person she trusts most.

But the biggest threat to her happiness is some-one she never saw coming. Sam's criminally insane father, whom everyone thought they'd finally left behind, is planning a jailbreak. And heknows exactly where to find Emily and his sons when he escapes.

The happily-ever-after of Holly Goldberg Sloan's acclaimed debut I’ll Be There, is turned on its head in this riveting, emotional drama about friends, enemies and how those roles can shift in a matter of moments.

Emily knew how to do manipulation techniques to solve derivations in calculus using a graphing calculator. She knew how to conjugate Spanish language verbs in six ­tenses. But she had not been taught about psychopaths.

EMILY ...This is the summer before her senior year in high school. She truly believes that she's survived the storm. But has she?

SAM ...is enrolled for the first time in school. He's taking a class at the local college. Every day is a minefield of the new. And the terrifying. And the wonderful. And the unexpected.

RIDDLE ...has never been part of a family. And now he must find his place.

DESTINY ...likes to think she was born under a bad sign. It's not her fault if the world let her down. Now she finds herself in an Oregon town in the middle of the summer. Maybe

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