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Shadow State

Elyse Brayden


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What Brynn Caldwell can’t remember might get her killed.

Brynn is a promising science student recovering from a major setback: Last year, a bad relationship sent her spiraling into depression. But as she puts the pieces of her life back together, a few don’t fit.

Soon Brynn starts having flashbacks—hazy memories of being abducted and possibly brainwashed. It’s all connected to a wonder drug to treat PTSD that might actually be the ultimate weapon: a tool to control people’s memories. And Brynn can’t trust the people who know the truth—her best friend turned enemy, her genius scientist mother with a secret, and Brynn herself, whose memories might all be lies.

Now, to stop a possible terrorist attack, Brynn has to uncover what she’s been forced to forget—and learn what side she’s really on.

Elyse Brayden’s Shadow State is a pulse-pounding thriller that tackles homeland security, government conspiracy, and obsessive love, with a final-page plot twist you’ll never forget.

An Imprint Book

"Suspenseful, with a relatable but unreliable narrator and a gripping premise." —Booklist

Praise For Shadow State

"Suspenseful, with a relatable but unreliable narrator and a gripping premise." —Booklist

Imprint, 9781250124234, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

About the Author

Elyse Brayden is a graduate of New York University. She isn’t a spy, but she has gone door-to-door selling knives, worked on Wall Street, and long ago wanted to be a doctor when she grew up simply so she’d be able to diagnose all her mysterious aches and pains. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her family.

Elyse is the author of Shadow State.