Friday, April 20, 2012

Fridays with First Timers: What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen

Can you believe the school week is over already?  I can't.  That went way too fast.  And to end this week we have a first timer spotlight:  What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen.
I have to admit, the first thing that drew me to this book was the title, unlike the last two spotlights, where the first thing I noticed was the cover.

So, here's a little bit about the author:

Tracy Bilen is a high school French and Spanish teacher in Michigan where she lives with her husband and two children. Before moving to Michigan, Tracy taught at a ski school for high school students in Vermont (Spanish, not skiing!). She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and taught English in Strasbourg, France. She enjoys cross-country skiing and walks in the woods. Her debut young adult novel, What She Left Behind, will be released by Simon Pulse on May 1, 2012.
You can visit her website by clicking here.

And about the book:

You can’t run from the truth

“Don’t even think of leaving…I will find you,” he whispered. “Guaranteed.”
Sara and her mom have a plan to finally escape Sara’s abusive father. But when her mom doesn’t show up as expected, Sara’s terrified. Her father says that she’s on a business trip, but Sara knows he’s lying. Her mom is missing—and her dad had something to do with it. Each day that passes, Sara’s more on edge. Her friends know that something’s wrong, but she won’t endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happened to her mom before it’s too late… for them both.

Don't miss What She Left Behind when it hits shelves May first!


  1. That looks really intriguing; I think I'd like reading it! :)

  2. Oh wow! I think I'd like reading this one too. And that cover is

  3. This sounds very interesting! I think I would enjoy reading that book, as long as it turned out happy in the end! :)


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