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The rescue of two missing boys in the Sierra Nevada mountains relies on unraveling the mysteries of the past in an addictive novel of heartrending suspense.
After inheriting his uncle's lodge, Silas Matheson hopes the grandeur of the California Sierra Nevada will be a fresh start for his two young sons, and a chance to finally face his demons. It was here, fifteen years ago, that Silas and his friends Jessica, Danny, and Meg ventured into the mountain wilderness and Jessica vanished without a trace. When his boys go missing in the same dark woods, the fear and guilt that Silas has been running from ever since come crashing back.
Silas's panicked call brings in the local search-and-rescue unit, and two familiar faces: Danny and Meg. As the frantic search gets underway, the three friends are plunged into a painfully recurring nightmare, each of them thinking, This can't be happening again.
With a storm brewing and the boys' fates threatened with every desperate hour, the secrets of the past begin to surface, and this time, for Silas, Danny, and Meg, there's no escaping the truth.
"The Wild Between Us shows how a suspense novel should be written. The tension ramps up with every scene, starting with the call out through to the shocking resolution. With the authentic description of the search and rescue mission, and the beautifully realized characters and scenery, Amy Hagstrom has created a story that all readers of suspense will relish, an achievement all the more remarkable given it's by a debut author." --Authorlink
"The Wild Between Us is an unputdownable novel full of heart-stopping suspense and emotions. I couldn't read fast enough and was blown away by this stellar debut." --Lyn Liao Butler, Amazon bestselling author of Someone Else's Life
"If the tragedy that defined your life threatens to repeat, is it a moment of reckoning or redemption? That question drives this gripping dual-timeline story set in the Sierra Nevada. As rescuers race to find two missing boys, the mission reunites key players in an unsolved disappearance from fifteen years earlier. Packed with secrets, guilt, and regret, I loved every heart-pounding moment with Silas, Meg, and Danny. The Wild Between Us is a phenomenal debut!" --Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us
"The Wild Between Us is a taut, engrossing story about searching for lost people and lost love...Part thriller and part tender love story, this novel will find resonance with a wide array of readers." --Nicole Baart, bestselling author of Everything We Didn't Say and The Long Way Back
"Revolving between two search and rescue missions fifteen years apart in the Marble Lake wilderness, like two points of gravitational pull, The Wild Between Us explores the depths of guilt, secrets, and the unbearable weight of time in the face of tragedy. This immersive thriller had me riveted from the first page. Do not miss Amy Hagstrom's exceptional debut!" --Mindy Mejia, bestselling author of Everything You Want Me to Be and To Catch a Storm