Writing books is the most fun I've ever had in life....a walk in the park, really (or a stop at a fountain...take your pic)

Writing books is the most fun I've ever had in life....a walk in the park, really (or a stop at a fountain...take your pic)

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photo: Hannah Mayo Photography

photo: Hannah Mayo Photography

Forced to return to his estranged family, John discovers how truly hard it is to go home. 

It’s been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family—until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John’s homecoming is far from happy. As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She’s sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn’t far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself. 

Release date: November 1, 2016  

 

Who holds your secrets?

Allie is devastated when her sister commits suicide-and it's not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they'd always be together, in life and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.

Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief.

But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie's not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister's death or facing her new reality without her.

 THE SISTER PACT IS A 2016 YALSA POPULAR PAPERBACKS SELECTION

 

 

Praise for The Sister Pact:

“The story reads like Go Ask Alice…As Allie learns the many sordid secrets of her sister's concealed life, she begins to understand the powerful influence her sister had on her and, a talented painter, struggles to find her own voice.” Kirkus Review

"A WELL-WRITTEN PORTRAIT, NOT JUST OF GRIEF BUT ALSO OF THE PAIN OF REALIZING YOU DIDN'T REALLY KNOW SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE CLOSE TO. RAMEY'S HAUNTING NOVEL IS REMINISCENT OF JENNIFER BROWN'S HATE LIST (2009), WITH SIMILAR THEMES OF DEVASTATING HINDSIGHT, AND GAYLE FORMAN'S I WAS HERE (2015), WHICH ALSO CAPTURES THE DESPERATION TO MAKE SENSE OF A LOVED ONE'S SUICIDE... A HEAVY BUT POWERFUL READ THAT TACKLES BIG TOPICS WITHOUT LETTING THEM DRAG THE NARRATIVE DOWN." - BOOKLIST

"A POWERFUL STORY OF REDEMPTION, FORGIVENESS, LOVE, AND THE ABILITY TO PERSEVERE." - VOYA MAGAZINE

 

 

 

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