May Debut Author

The Roanoke GirlsThe Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Engel is a well-known young adult author, but this is her first adult novel. She has created a tangled, haunting novel of family secrets and guilt.Lane moves in with her grandparents and cousin, Allegra, in the middle of Kansas when her mother commits suicide. When she discovers the tightly held family secret, she runs away and finds herself aimless and adrift in Los Angeles. Eleven years after leaving the family home, she receives a pleading call from her grandfather concerning her missing cousin. Lane can’t resist returning to Kansas and trying to save Allegra.