From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery--until she decides to return to her mother's hometown ... where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for.
Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there?
The only thing Margot knows for sure is there's poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she's there, she might never escape.
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About the Author
Rory Power grew up in Boston, received her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, and went on to earn an MA in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia. She lives in Rhode Island. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls and Burn Our Bodies Down.
Lauren Ezzo, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a commercial voice talent and Chicago-based actor and graduate of Hope College. She has acted in Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's world premiere of Or You Could Kiss Me. Her narrations have placed her on several "Best of the Year" lists, including AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of the Year list. In 2018, she was part of a full cast of narrators nominated for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Original Work.
"Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece, an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting."-- "Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder"
"With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one."-- "Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin"
"Fresh and horrible and beautiful...Readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls."-- "NPR on Wilder Girls"
"As twisted as it is beautiful."-- "Hypable on Wilder Girls"
"There's something feral and ferocious about this book."-- "Refinery29 on Wilder Girls"