Apocalypsies In the Spotlight-WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by Tracy Bilen

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I was so excited when an ARC of WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND showed up in my mailbox.  Yes, I did a little happy dance because Tracy is my pub-sister at Simon Pulse and a fellow Apocalypsie, making me double eager to read this book!  I’ve pulled some information from Goodreads and Tracy’s website so I could share this amazing book and author with you.

“Don’t even think of leaving…I will find you,” he whispered. “Guaranteed.”

Sara and her mom have a plan to finally escape Sara’s abusive father. But when her mom doesn’t show up as expected, Sara’s terrified. Her father says that she’s on a business trip, but Sara knows he’s lying. Her mom is missing—and her dad had something to do with it. Each day that passes, Sara’s more on edge. Her friends know that something’s wrong, but she won’t endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happened to her mom before it’s too late…for them both.

Kimberly Sabatini’s Review of WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND

If you like Elizabeth Scott, I think you’ll absolutely adore Tracy Bilen. WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND is one of those stories that is morbidly beautiful. It is the harsh reality of a less than ideal life, threaded with moments of love and hope. I couldn’t pull my eyes away from what was unfolding on the pages. I immediately connected with Sara and I adored the healthy relationships in her life. I read this story with a rapid pulse and sweaty palms–praying that the last page would be just as good as the build-up. I wasn’t disappointed.

Tracy Bilen is a high school French and Spanish teacher in Michigan where she lives with her husband and two children. Before moving to Michigan, Tracy taught at a ski school for high school students in Vermont (Spanish, not skiing!). In college she spent her junior year abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris where she lived in a dorm run by nuns (and where she had to run down four flights of stairs to take a phone call). She enjoys cross-country skiing and walks in the woods. Her debut young adult novel, What She Left Behind, will be released by Simon Pulse on May 1, 2012.
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  1. Sounds like a great read, and what a cool cover, too!

  2. Yup-I'm loving that cover too!!!!!

  3. Thanks for the review, Kimberly!

  4. You're very welcome–it was so easy because I LOVED this book!!!!

  5. That book sounds amazing. And I love the cover. I love trees on a cover for some reason. I think it's the lines they create or something. I don't know. I can't explain my tastes I just know what I like, okay? 🙂

  6. More than okay–I get you perfectly! <3

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