FOUR YEARS after being kidnapped, Elian's captor sends him into the mall—with a bomb strapped to his chest.
Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.
Whether it's chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now, nothing is the same. Drawn together by the dark pasts, and bonded by the threat of a copycat attack that only they can stop, Maya and Eli know it only takes second for their entire world to change....
"A riveting novel about the capacity for hope in the midst of evil." —Sara Zarr, author of Gem & Dixie
"Unflinching, unputdownable, and unforgettable." —Amanda Maciel, author of Tease
"A moving read that will keep readers up late into the night." —Kirkus Reviews
"An engrossing story of familiar pains and uncanny redemptions."—Booklist
"Emotionally and psychologically engrossing and revelatory." —BCCB