AFTER WE WERE STOLEN
A dangerous cult. Her escape. And the realization her entire life has been a lie.
When nineteen-year-old Avery awakens to flames consuming her family’s remote compound she knows it’s her only chance to escape her father’s grueling survival training, bizarre rules, and gruesome punishments. She and her brother Cole flee the grounds for the first time, suddenly homeless in a world they know nothing about. When they are picked up by police, a shocking discovery is made, and it quickly unravels everything they thought was true. Avery must discover what really happened the night of the fire in order to reunite with Cole and save her own life.
Before You Found Me
How far would you go to save a child who isn't yours?
At twenty-two, Rowan McNamara doesn’t open the door to her new life—she’s thrown through it. After an explosive argument with her fiancé leaves her permanently disfigured, Rowan risks everything and runs. With no family except for her estranged sister, Celia, Rowan takes refuge housesitting for a friend in an idyllic New England town.
There, Rowan meets Gabriel, the eleven-year-old son of her neighbor, Lee. Lee is welcoming, friendly, and a little too helpful. But Gabriel is a mystery: withdrawn, often bruised,
and only willing to speak to Rowan through his basement window. When she discovers that Lee has kept Gabriel imprisoned for the past three years, Rowan is desperate to save him. Fueled by outrage and empathy, she abducts Gabriel and flees to her childhood
home in rural Oklahoma, determined to raise him as her own. Together they battle nightmares, many curious stares, and Celia’s constant disapproval. But when Lee begins haunting more than their dreams, Rowan and Gabriel realize they stopped pretending to be a family a long time ago. Their bond is just as strong as blood, and they’re willing to do anything to protect one another…no matter how high the stakes may be.
From Brooke Beyfuss, author of After We Were Stolen, comes a tender, deeply emotional novel exploring trauma and healing, love and family, and the impossible lengths we’ll go to protect the
ones we love, even at the expense of ourselves.