Ashley Elston is the daughter of an attorney and grew up surrounded by talk of court cases, crazy clients, and the law in general all of which triggered the ideas in her legal thrillers. Ashley is also the author of The Rules for Disappearing, a 2014 finalist for the International Thriller Writers: Best Young Adult Novel, and its sequel, The Rules for Breaking. She has a liberal arts degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with her husband and three sons. For more information about Ashley and her books, please visit www.ashleyelston.com.
"The narrative feels ripped from the headlines, a contemporary cautionary tale with enough wrinkles to make all four boys seem like likely suspects... Kate's efforts to solve the case highlight the duality of the human soul, the ways technology can twist the truth, and the difficulty of knowing who to trust."--Publishers Weekly "The plot build cleverly, interspersed with text messages, mistaken identities, whiffs of political corruption, and mysterious narrations from someone who knows what happened... impossible to put down."--Booklist "The characters are believable and well developed in this stimulating and intriguing plot. This mesmerizing romantic mystery is bursting with plot twists and turns that will leave the reader highly satisfied and wishing they had not yet finished the book."--School Library Council, starred review "Intrigue and suspense, drugs and partying, social media, budding romance, mounting clues, and characters who embody good and bad--some evil--make this incredibly crafted novel impossible to set aside. It is a stellar summer reading or book discussion group choice... This novel will circulate among all readers."--VOYA "Elston spins out a solid mystery... She sustains a high level of tension. For teens who enjoy watching the heedless-but-good girl take on a crew of privileged bad boys to exonerate her guy, this is their story."--BCCB "Chilling and suspenseful, with just the right number of twists."--Kirkus "Absorbing, haunting, and memorable.... a slow-burning mystery/love story that ratchets up the tension with each chapter. By the time you reach the end you will be breathless!"--Colleen Houck, New York Times best-selling author of Tiger's Curse