Just because you survive doesn’t mean you’re alive.
One moment fifteen-year-old Lily Berkenshire is sitting in her bedroom, favorite song blaring through her earbuds, history book open on her lap. The next, her alcoholic father is shooting and killing her mother. Then he’s pointing the gun at Lily and pulling the trigger. Click. He’s out of bullets.
When she moves to Seattle to live with her aunt, Lily retreats into peaceful, dissociative trances to escape the shattered nightmare that is her life. Soon, though, she discovers a beautiful boy who wants to take her out, a therapist who wants to help her heal and new friends who believe she can find wholeness again.
But her father wants something else entirely. He is hunting her and unless Lily confronts and heals the devastation inside her, she’ll forfeit her life to a father determined to end it.
From the first shot to the final, terrifying showdown, Tin Lily is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller.
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About the Author
Joann Swanson was born and raised in Ogden, Utah, where she attended old Catholic schools with spooky boiler rooms and even spookier nuns. These things have understandably influenced her dark novels.
She now lives in Boise, ID with her husband and three spoiled feline divas. She works full time as an instructional designer, teaches two classes for a university and writes every chance she gets.
Besides writing, teaching and designing, Joann is an avid reader of just about every genre (plenty of YA, a smidge of Sci-Fi, buckets of horror, a dash of literary, even some graphic novels).
Occasionally Joann and her husband try to remember that work isn't everything and do a big vacation--so far, Victoria and Vancouver BC, Vegas, the Oregon coast and Maui. Someday they hope to go to Sunnydale, CA. Why? Because Hellmouth.
Tin Lily is Joann's first novel.