Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest: From the author of the Printz Honour Book Stolen, the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.
Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd''s dad is accused of the crime. An ex-soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl''s body. "Gone," he says, then retreats into silence. What really happened that night? Before
he''s convicted, Emily must find out the truth.
Mina and Joe, the only friends she has left, warn Emily against it, but she feels herself strongly drawn to Damon, Ashlee''s charismatic boyfriend. Together they explore the dark woods. Soon Damon brings Emily into the Game: an extreme version of childhood games like hide-and-seek that he and his crowd play at night as a way to break boundaries, to lose themselves.
A strange, sexually charged relationship develops between Emily and Damon. And when she realizes he may know more than he''ll reveal, she plays the most dangerous game of all, risking her own life for a confession. To expose the lies that
will exonerate her dad, she''s got to survive one last desperate night in The Killing Woods.