I am a secret no one is able to tell.
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when
she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned
missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on
finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence
settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor
who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the
persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the
burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy
everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may
never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below
ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once
promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the
balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.
Above is a riveting tale of resilience in which “stunning” (Daily Beast)
new literary voice Isla Morley compels us to imagine what we would do
if everything we had ever known was taken away. Like the bestselling
authors of Room and The Lovely Bones before her, Morley explores the unthinkable with haunting detail and tenderly depicts our boundless capacity for hope.
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