For some reason, trouble didn't seem to loom as large when you were disconnected from the world. I wanted to stay disconnected. To pretend nothing had happened.
Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother,
Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines.
To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and
she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her
Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her,
Kendra decides to drive away from it all -- with enough distance, maybe she'll
be able to figure everything out. But even in the midst of the road trip's flat
tires, gas-station food stops, and detours to quirky roadside attractions,
eventually Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her
brother, and her past.
* "Brown skillfully navigates the emotional complexities and psychological minefields of her characters and their relationship, treating OCD with delicacy without losing sight of the big picture."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Brown paints an unflinching, nuanced portrait of siblings in a family overwhelmed by serious illness....Readers will enjoy the trip."
Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her family. She is the author of Hate List, Torn Away, Thousand Words, Perfect Escape, and Bitter End.