|This is a reissue of a book I enjoyed as a teenager. I wanted
to see if the story was still as gripping as I remembered. Im happy to say it is.
Its been updated with pop culture references, but ignores the social media prevalent
in teenage life.
April is 17, a star tennis player and has a normal, happy life. Then
her father testifies in a trial against a drug dealer and her world explodes. The family
must temporarily hide while the trial is in progress. Aprils attempt to contact her
boyfriend causes the death of the agent guarding them. The trial ends, the bad guy is
behind bars, normal lives can ensue. Until the drug dealer appeals the courts
The family is in danger and relocates as part of the Witness Protection Program. Their
names are changed; they must sever all ties to the past; April must stop playing tennis;
her mother must give up a lucrative career as a children's author. They move far away and
have no contact with their old life. Or try to.
Aprils life turns upside down and the whole time she is being watched by a
notorious hitman out to get her and her family... She goes on a high speed cross country
chase with her grandmother when the hitman finds them, in a vain bid to hide her family.
This is an excellent book, it held my interest the whole time and the plot kept moving
forward. There was never a dull moment and it has a very satisfying ending with all loose
ends tied up. It is very realistic, all of the characters easily come to life, and it has
ironic situations with an overall very interesting story.
The author interview at the back is worth a read. Its sadly ironic how she wrote
about character with her daughters traits who is pursued by a hitman. A few months
later life imitated art.