For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
The story starts off with diving into Mallory pass a bit. She had such a tragic past within a group home when she was a child. She was saved and adopted by a loving doctors. Coming to terms with her past and slowly moving on, she enters public school for the time in years. Mallory at the starts this shy girl and having trouble speaking up for herself. As she enters school she bumps into a guy from her past, Rider. Rider was her protector when things were bad for her in the group home. An accident had drove them a part for years, Mallory got out safe and sound but what happen to Rider after all those years without her. Can two people from the past start over as friends? Will Mallory past set her back from years of moving forward from it? This book books has everything you want in it, love and action. A quick read that have you at the edge of your seat. Suggest heading to your local book store for this book to find out for yourself. Happy Reading!