The next time you see me

Holly Goddard Jones

When thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods in Roma, Kentucky one day, she decides not to tell anyone about her discovery--a choice that begins to haunt her. Susanna Mitchell has always been a good girl, the dutiful daughter, wife and mother, while her older sister Ronnie trolled bars for men and often drove home at sunrise. But when Ronnie goes missing and Susanna realizes that she's the only person in Roma who truly cares about her sister's fate, she starts to question her quiet life and its value. Emily; Susanna; Tony, a failed baseball star turned detective, aspiring to be the county's first black sheriff; and Wyatt, a fifty-five-year-old factory worker tormented by a past he can't change and by a love he doesn't think he deserves. Their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie but all of their secret selves.


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