By Sophie Littlefield
(Luna, Paperback, 9780373803392, 384pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
Categories: Romance - Fantasy
The end of the world was just the beginning
Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter backshe and Ruthie will be happy.
Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence.
Flesheating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns.
The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirthat all costs.
Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.
"Evocative, sensual, harrowing." -Publishers Weekly on Aftertime, Starred Review
"A fantastic new dystopian series...Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!" Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars
-RT Book Reviews
"I loved this novel-it was Stephen King's The Stand in a bra and panties."
-Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Book Club
"Wildly original, guaranteed to give you nightmares...examines the strength of one woman, the joy of acceptance and the power of love. A must read."
-JT Ellison, author of The Immortals
"Rollicking... Delivers on the promise of her debut, A Bad Day for Sorry. Littlefield wields humor like a whip, but never lets it dilute the whodunit."
--Publisher's Weekly on A Bad Day for Pretty [starred review]
"Crime fiction hasn't seen a character as scrappy, mean and incredibly appealing as Stella in a long time. A-"
-Entertainment Weekly on A Bad Day for Sorry
"[Littlefield is] one of the brightest new mystery writers in the business."
-The Huffington Post
"Another of the year's best debuts, a standout mystery distinguished by its charming protagonist and her compelling voice."
--Chicago Sun-Times on A Bad Day for Sorry
"Sophie Littlefield shows considerable skills for delving into the depths of her characters and complex plotting as she disarms the reader.... [She] keeps the plot churning with realistic action that doesn't let up."
-South Florida Sun-Sentinel on A Bad Day for Sorry
"A Bad Day for Pretty firmly establishes [Littlefield] as a new brand of writer.... It's a joy when a new writer holds your attention from beginning to end. It's a treat when she has something so new to say."