Working at her parents' roadside gas station and stuggling to cope with her alcoholic father and defeated mother, Kate prefers to block out her real life and live, instead, in the stories created by her own imagination. When Mike, a new boy in town, threatens to rob the snack bar, Kate recognizes his need for attention and decides to befriend him instead of turning him in. But when she hears of a series of robberies in town and then about the murder of a popular girl at school, Kate is torn: will the crimes be solved if she reveals what she knows about Mike's past?
Used availability for Karleen Bradford's Thirteenth Child
July 1995 : UK Mass Market Paperback
October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition