Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell.
Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul.
But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else’s secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava’s discovery—and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she’s spent years building around her.
Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own—do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave and let it reopen old wounds—wounds that have finally begun to heal?---from the publisher
Keywords: secrets, rape, violence, PTSD, truth, murder, magical realism, thriller, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, LGBTQ, rape culture, survival, trauma, courage, resilience, mental health, mental illness
Editor's note: Trigger warning: Rape of a 9 year old girl