His smile is a crime.Emerson May is the good girl." She's the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend's brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn't scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn't want to be good? The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that couldset him free. But if she follows her heart, she could be trusting a killer? You can't always trust the boy next door.Praise for Six Months Later: "Well paced and beautifully written? This romantic thriller will leave readers on the edge of their seats."-School Library Journal "A smart, edgy thriller."-Kirkus Reviews "An intense psychological mystery? has the feel of a high-stakes poker game in which every player has something to hide."-Publishers Weekly"