When 16-year-old Travis is sent to stay with his uncle on a ranch in the country, he knows it's his last chance to avoid jail. His abusive stepfather thinks he's a hood. Even his uncle has doubts about Travis - but the truth is that Travis isn't as cold and tough as everyone thinks. He's written a novel and sent it off to a New York publisher. Someday he'd like to write like F. Scott Fitzgerald, but right now he just writes about what he knows - guys just like him, who are always on the edge, ready to explode.
Acclaimed writer Deanie Francis Mills holds listeners spellbound with this swift and intricately written suspense novel. Mystery Scene raves "Mills writes the kind of book that Alfred Hitchcock loved to film." Tight Rope explores just how far a woman will go to save her daughter from an abusive father. Margo Skinner’s narration captures each emotion of the diverse characters while revealing their shocking secrets.