The bonds of family never truly let go.In fact, its grip only tightens the further you try to run: crushing and crippling.Ethan Faulkner is a precocious child with a brilliant but troublesome sister, a war vet for a father, and a weary mother trying to manage their family. One night a young woman rings their doorbell, desperate to hide from two men who are pursuing her, when one of the two barges in after her. The struggle leaves both of Ethan's parents dead.Years later, Ethan has a successful teaching career and a budding relationship with a coworker. But he hasn't quite followed through on his promise to his dying father--to take care of his sister. Susannah is not an easy person to keep tabs on, is a handful even when the tabs are kept, and quite frankly, Ethan wants her to suffer for preventing him from getting to his dad before he died all those years ago.It was a long time ago and Ethan tries to put all of it behind him. But that's easier said than done. When news of a brutal murder breaks with evidence pointing to Ethan as the prime suspect, all the painful memories of his past come rushing to meet him. Lyrically conveyed with emotion and nuance, Never Turn Back is a powerful story about family, vengeance, and how some actions echo through the years with irreparable consequences.
Christopher Swann is a talented author and the English department chair at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Washington and Lee University, a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He currently resides with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ax Norman is a voiceover artist who has lent his voice to projects for Scholastic, the National Park Service, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Empire State Building. He has voiced over one-hundred and sixty titles in a wide range of genres.