17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella and Betsy Best grew up as
identical triplets. Then, at the age of ten, they discovered a shocking family secret -- they're
actually closer than sisters, they're clones. The results of a controversial
human reproductive cloning experiment, the girls have spent the past seven years in hiding from a government
agency that intends to arrest their geneticist mother and detain them for
To avoid exposure, the
family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth.
Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy take turns going to school, attending social
engagements, and more. Up until now, a group mindset has been a de facto part of life...
Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, an insightful and remarkably cute
guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie
realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her clone sisters; she's an individual
with unique dreams and desires. Digging deeper into her mother's background as
a scientist, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual
family that only science could have created.
* "Patrick is making a niche for herself with high-concept romantic thrillers about girls whose realities are far from the norm, and her third novel may be her best yet...[it] will keep readers riveted."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The pacing and suspense are just right, the teen dialogue sounds real, and characters both young and old are believable. This is a read that many teens will enjoy."
Cat Patrick is the author of Forgotten and Revived. She lives near Seattle with her husband and twin daughters and spends her free time playing dress-up, exploring the great outdoors, or planning for a zombie apocalypse.