Cutters are not always inflicting harm on themselves. Some cutters are sadists who inflict injuries on others.
Charlotte, the seventeen-year-old girl in this novel is trying to wipe out all history of her past by hiring a young man with a knack for forgery to help her. She sees a young girl with an older man in the park one day, and she knows from the girl’s behavior that the girl is being abused. Charlotte tries to put it out of her mind, but she cannot. Helping the girl, however, opens up doors to her past that she thought she had shut very firmly. She begins to get threatening messages to Piper – her original name, and she knows she must do something to stop them.
The cover will NOT attract teen readers, but it is a DARK story – hence the dark cover. The window latch on the cover of the book is an important part of the tale. It is a story of survival, and of caring about others. I think it would make a great movie.
This story almost becomes a horror story. It is, however, a mystery/love story for the high school or college age reader. It definitely will keep those readers on the edge of their seats. I recommend it.