A girl who discovers that her mother might not be who she says she is . . .
and now someone is hunting them both.

Katelyn wants the best for her widowed mom. Surprising her with an online dating profile seems like a good idea.

It isn’t. Katelyn’s mom hasn’t just been acting overprotective all these years–she’s been hiding something. And now that anyone can find them online, Katelyn is in a desperate race against time to uncover the secrets of the past–not only her mom’s, but also her own.

As Katelyn’s world unravels, she begins to trust the guy who brought this nightmare to her door and to doubt the one person she never thought she would. Because her mom has been hiding for a reason: she’s been waiting.


“Fast and intense, this is a galloping thriller with something extra for romantics.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A tense, fast read . . . Abigail has created a twisting, complex path through a room full of mousetraps and every time I thought maybe Katelyn was finally going to get through it, another one went SNAP!” —Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series

“Heart racing for all the right reasons—mystery, suspense, and romance. Loved!” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and STEALING SNOW

“This impossible to put down YA thriller had me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter.” —Laurie Forest, Best-Selling author of The Black Witch Chronicles

“A fast-paced, heart-pounding page-turner that will keep you up at night wondering if we ever really know those we love.” —Kelly DeVos, author of FAT GIRL ON A PLANE and DAY ZERO

“Brimming with Johnson’s trademark emotional depth, this fast-paced thriller grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very last. I couldn’t stop reading!” — Joanna Ruth Meyer, author of ECHO NORTH and BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH

“A throat-clutching jaunt that sets the pace for any YA thriller daring to follow.” —Tom Leveen, Bram Stoker Award Finalist


Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Age Range: 12 and up
Publisher: Underlined
Release Date: October 6, 2020
Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Categories: Teen & Young Adult Mystery & Suspense
Language: English
Translations: Russian

Format: Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9780593179819
Pages: 272

Format: eBook
Retail Price: $9.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9780593179826
Pages: 272

Format: Audiobook (Unabridged)
Narrator: Imani Jade Powers
Imprint: Listening Library (Audio)
Retail Price: $28.00 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9780593293102
Length: 7 hrs



“Fast and intense, this is a galloping thriller with something extra for romantics.”
—Kirkus Reviews on GIRL ON THE RUN

“Beautifully told, this heartbreaking story about family betrayals and secrets will have readers easily caught up in this tale… the ending is simply perfect.”
– RT Book Reviews on THE FIRST TO KNOW

“Heartfelt and soul-probing, this is a book that will leave readers with a heady book hangover- that is so very worth it.”

“A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others.”
— Kirkus Reviews on IF I FIX YOU

“Johnson brings to life a family in distress along with a tantalizing mystery…Captivating and emotional, this story creates a beautiful tapestry of secrets and lies and explores how a family goes on when the unthinkable is a coldhearted reality….a real page-turner.”
Booklist on EVEN IF I FALL

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