By Sophie Littlefield
(Harlequin Luna, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373803545, 432pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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Of living things there were few, but they carried on.
Cass Dollar is a survivor. She's overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals and the many evils of man.
But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway Northa final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others follow him into the unknown.
Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. Oneher beloved Smokeis not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what's inside herdark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon .
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Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at www.SophieLittlefield.com.
"As always, Littlefield evokes her dystopian California with unnerving conviction, and Cass's encounters with Beaters retain their horrifying power." Publishers Weekly on Horizon
"Littlefield has a gift for pacing, her adroit and detailed world-building going down easy amid page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions that bring every paragraph of this thriller to life." Starred Review
-Publishers Weekly on Aftertime
"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 on Aftertime
"A fascinating protagonist and some of the scariest zombies I have ever encountered-a double-barreled salute."
-Jess d'Arbonne, The Denver Examiner