My name is Maura Jortner. I grew up in New Hampshire but I now live in Waco, Texas with my patient husband, two amazing daughters, and one unruly cat. I teach literature and writing classes at Baylor University. A lifetime ago, I used to direct plays and put on puppet shows for kids, which led to a Ph.D. in Theatre History. Currently, when I’m not writing, I’m spending my time like every native-born Texan: worrying about how many chiggers might be hidden in the grass outside the house or if I put enough sunscreen on the kids.



Every day since her sister vanished, Rachel has visited the radical church where Leah was last seen. There are still no suspects or leads, but Rachel’s positive clues lie in that church somewhere.

Thirteen days on from Leah’s disappearance, the pastor introduces Rachel to Tim, a devout worshiper of his Lord. To avoid dealing with his own demons, he agrees to spend the day helping Rachel search for her sister.

It’s Saturday, March 14. Maybe today will be the day. Maybe today Rachel will be reunited with Leah. Or maybe today will change Rachel’s life forever.

For fans of GONE GIRL, this gripping Young Adult thriller will keep you guessing until its explosive climax.



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