An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.
In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff’s daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.
But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah’s friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.
Teens out of control
as fire rages stoked by flames
of self interest
Jealousy smoulders as friends
fail to make amends.
A novel resonating with a sense of place, desperation and danger. This YA thriller is fuelled by the flames of fear, paranoia and self preservation as five friends fall apart in the wake of coercive control, deadly secrets and lies. In the second half it takes a treacherous turn into even darker territory.
A skilful representation of toxic relationships. The characters are flawed, selfish and vulnerable and they make terrible decisions that blow their lives apart.
All About the Author
Lives in Sonoma, California
“Fascinated by underdogs and power dynamics between groups of people. “
A favourite read-
4. New novel influenced by her experience of living with wildfires in California