Evie Boyd is fourteen and desperate to be noticed.
It’s the summer of 1969 and restless, empty days stretch ahead of her. Until she sees them. The girls. Hair long and uncombed, jewelry catching the sun. And at their centre, Suzanne, black-haired and beautiful.
If not for Suzanne, she might not have gone. But, intoxicated by her and the life she promises, Evie follows the girls back to the decaying ranch where they live.
Was there a warning? A sign of what was coming? Or did Evie know already that there was no way back?
About the Author
Emma Cline is the author of The Girls, shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle. In 2014, she received the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. She is from Northern California.