This. Was. Intense. I caught this book coming in from a patron, and knew the minute I read the back of it that I had to take it home and start it ASAP.
Audra is on the run. She packed up her two children and everything they could fit into her car, and they are en route to California. They are driving through Arizona when they are stopped by a local sheriff in the middle of no where. Audra is quickly handcuffed and placed in the back of the sheriff's car, while her children are taken to a "safe place" by another cop. Audra is begging and pleading for information about where her children are going, while the sheriff repeatedly tells her to remain calm and everything will be sorted out shortly. Once she is placed behind bars, and again asks about the whereabouts of her children, she is greeted by every parent's worst nightmare as an answer:"What children?" This will have you on the edge of your seat and reading as quickly as you can to get to the last page.