Can Erin figure out who is behind the threats before more than her family secrets end up dead and buried?
That was what the others all thought.
That was what Ronnie told herself.
When Ronnie could remember.
Between running the bakery and dealing with her interpersonal relationships, Erin doesn’t have a lot of time to spend delving into Auntie Clem’s genealogical records, but her chances at a happy future in Bald Eagle Falls may depend on it.
Jacob, fifteen and a loner, never thought he’d get mixed up with a gang.
Deke, older now, had sought the gang out for protection when he had no family of his own to rely upon.
And Sammy, only ten, pressed into service as a gang courier, is terrified of where his job with the gang will lead.
Three boys, each brothers, their lives all converging. Can they survive within their gangs? Without them?
By the author of Tattooed Teardrops, top fiction winner of the Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2016 literary award, this raw and heartbreaking story of abuse, loneliness, and hope will challenge you to look at your life in a different light.
Praise for Once Brothers
An easy-to-read portrait of urban gang life and the tough and trying bonds between family, friends, and brothers in arms.
Courage and strength tested to the core of life and death in this exhilarating story of three remarkable boys.
Praise for P.D. Workman
“Every single one of [P.D. Workman’s] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read."
"The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book."
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
Seven dogs are adopted by families all across the country who do not know their history…
“Of one thing I am sure,” Glenn declares. “These dogs are perfectly harmless.”
Frank knew it wasn’t true.
He would never forget walking into that trailer. He saw it in his mind every time he closed his eyes. He woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, seeing those eyes and those teeth, screaming soundlessly, gasping for breath.
“He never saw those dogs. How could anyone make such a stupid a decision, knowing what they did?”
Featured on Pivot TV's Secret Lives of Americans Wattpad reading list, Personal Transformations.
If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory.
But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined.
—You know it’s a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people. I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments. I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending.
— "Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty and abuse … a page turner I had to finish
— “Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality … There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! … I seriously can't wait for book two!
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But tragedy strikes and Nadie’s is devastated by Luyu's accidental death. Unable to find comfort in Mouse’s arms or Grandfather’s traditional mourning rites, Nadie leaves the band and strikes off on her own, searching for meaning and a new life in the outside world.
Can Nadie find happiness and a place of her own in a foreign world where she is abused and discriminated against? Completely alone for the first time in her life, it is a challenge such as Nadie has never before faced.
By the author of the award-winning Ruby, Between the Cracks and Tattooed Teardrops, this engaging and unforgettable story of Nadie's journey to find joy and peace amidst heartache and hopelessness will inspire you to face your challenges with courage and become a happier and stronger person.
Neil Crowther is the investigator on the Knight case. He knows that he has to unravel the web of deceit and track Carmina down quickly, or there will be no one left to save.
Praise for Cynthia has a Secret
—Cynthia has a Secret hooked me at the beginning and kept me interested right to the last page. Filled with intriguing characters you won't soon forget.
—PD Workman weaves a fascinating tale... Alone and scared, Carmina would rather take to the streets than trust the police her father has warned her against. This is a page-turning novel that will leave you anxious to find out how it all ends.
Praise for P.D. Workman
—Every single one of [P.D. Workman’s] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read."
—"The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book."
Pero las cosas no son color de rosa como todos creen y el camino que le espera está lleno no solo de pandillas, drogas y depresión, sino que también de otros desafíos que Ruby ni se había imaginado.
— Sabes que es un buen libro cuando te tienes que recordar constantemente que los personajes no son personas reales. De verdad me importó Ruby y me dio muy malos momentos. Esperé desesperadamente que su historia tuviera un final feliz.
— «Ruby» saca a luz la complicada y brutal relación entre la enfermeda mental, pobreza y abuso... un libro que no podía dejar de leer.
— «Ruby» me hizo pasar por un muy mal momento y tuve que dejar de leer el libro un par de veces porque necesitaba volver a la realidad... ¡No había ocasión que dejara de leer porque quería saber como iba terminar la historia!... ¡No puedo esperar por la segunda parte!
But Katt and her mother know that something is wrong, and it has nothing to do with abuse, and the longer Katt stays in foster care, the worse her health gets. Can they get the answers they need before it is too late? Can they get the answers and get Katt back home?