From award-winning author Alicia Anthony comes a gripping novel of redemption and revenge, fueled by the traumas that shape us.
Seventeen-year-old Carly Dalton should've known Asher Thompson had secrets. Why else would he be in a truck stop bar in the middle of a school night? And she definitely shouldn't have accepted his offer. But here she was, new school, new friends, same old problems. Now she was sitting in the police station, keeping secrets of her own, with nowhere to go and only one person left to care.
High school science teacher Asher Thompson only wanted to help. He first told himself that the night he pulled Carly, a rain-soaked teenager, from the floor of the local truck stop bar. Now, with the girl's father dead and sister missing, he was doing it again, opening his home to her as a temporary guardian. But as Carly's brutal present begins to crack open a door to Asher's own painful past, he's forced to choose ... protect his student or save himself.
And Asher already knows ... no good deed goes unpunished.
Fractals is an emotionally intense psychological thriller that explores the impact of trauma on our perception of right versus wrong. Readers of Lisa Unger, Ruth Ware, and Alice Feeney will delight in the edge of your seat twists in this complex thriller.
Content Warning: This book contains elements of human trafficking which may be difficult for sensitive readers.