by Frances Lucas
At seventeen, introvert Nora Thomas has had a rough life. She survived an attempted kidnapping as a child, then lost both parents on a hiking expedition nine years later. She holds herself responsible for the death of her twin brother Nick at birth.
A school trip introduces her to Claire Tucker who is everything Nora’s not. Optimistic, outgoing, self-confident. A magnet to others, including mysterious Ethan St. James, Claire’s best friend since freshman year.
When Nora and Claire begin an unlikely romance in another city, Ethan, absent for weeks, suddenly reappears. A brutal murder follows in his wake and the girls soon discover that some secrets are best left unexplored.