16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.
When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.
Clare's review 4 out of 5 starsThis story starts with Grace, a young girl who is desperately looking for her father who has gone missing and is presumed dead. Grace however refuses to believe this is true, her dad is a Forest Ranger with excellent survival skills and Grace refuses to accept that he is gone. She sets off to find him and meets Mo who she develops an attraction too.
Grace's determination and curiosity leads to danger, secrets and lies and suspense that will appeal to young adults everywhere.
This story is full of suspense, twists and turns and is very well written and engaging. The characters were well written and interacted in a realistic way and I felt that they really made the story effective, the references to poaching were also written well and can engage the readers into a situation that is all too common in real life.