Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on September 1, 2015
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When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.
Pa’s right – it does make monsters of men. And women. ‘Cus while I don’t want the riches, I want that gang dead, and I ain’t quitting till each of ‘em’s as cold as that bastard in the outhouse. I know exactly where they’re headed, and I’ll see that their destination becomes their graves.
This book is intense. If you like True Grit, and you don’t mind Young Adult fiction, you’ll probably love this book.
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