Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Format read: ARC via publisher
Livvy Flynn is a big deal—she’s a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She’s rich, she’s famous, she’s gorgeous, and she’s full of herself.
When she’s invited to an A-list writer’s conference, she decides to accept so she can have some time to herself. She’s on a tight deadline for her next book, and she has no intention of socializing with the other industry people at the conference.
And then she hits the detour. Before she knows it, her brand new car is wrecked, she’s hurt, and she’s tied to a bed in a nondescript shack in the middle of nowhere. A woman and her apparently manic daughter have kidnapped her. And they have no intention of letting her go.
When we're first introduced to Olivia "Livvy" Flynn, we're led to believe that she's a young protege on the top of the world. She has a best-selling trilogy on the New York Times best seller list, rights sold all over the world, and she's only seventeen. Livvy also happens to be incredibly snobby.
So when she's unwittingly kidnapped by a woman and her daughter without clear motive, it's easy to assume that Livvy is about to realize the error of her ways and not take things for granted anymore. However, Bodeen goes in another direction instead, revealing complicated cause and motives for both the apparent villain and the victim.
The end result is fascinating, with Bodeen peeling away layers of emotions and complex, and several surprising revelations interspersed in between. All in all, this is a zippy psychological thriller, that will keep readers entertained from beginning to end.
About the author:
S. A. Bodeen is the author of the YA novels The Compound, The Gardener, The Raft, and The Fallout, a Fierce Reads title. She is also the author of the Shipwreck Island series for middle-grade readers. She travels the country making school visits, and lives with her husband outside of Minneapolis. writersabodeen.com