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Publisher's Summary

Kira Bennett's earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the family business: search-and-rescue. Along with Cady's son, Jude, and their neighbor, Free, Kira works alongside Cady to train the world's most elite search-and-rescue dogs. Someday, all three teenagers hope to put their skills to use, finding the lost and bringing them home. 

But when Cady's estranged father, the enigmatic Bales Bennett, tracks his daughter down and asks for her help in locating a missing child - one of several visitors who has disappeared in the Sierra Glades National Park in the past 12 months - the teens find themselves on the front lines sooner than they could have ever expected. As the search through 750,000 acres of unbridled wilderness intensifies, Kira becomes obsessed with finding the missing child. She knows all too well what it's like to be lost in the wilderness, fighting for survival, alone. 

But this case isn't simple. There is more afoot than a single, missing girl, and Kira's memories threaten to overwhelm her at every turn. As the danger mounts and long-held family secrets come to light, Kira is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her adopted family, her true nature, and her past.

©2019 Jennifer Lynn Barnes (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wow!

For a YA book, this was amazingly great! I highly recommend! I didn’t want it to end!

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Surprisingly good!

To be honest I was hesitant starting this book. It blew me away though! Well written, fascinating plot and look into Search and Rescue and the human mind. Did not suspect the way it would play out and I’m typically really good at figuring out plots. The narrator was absolutely fantastic and brought each character to life they were distinct and well performed. It was a hard to stop or pause listen! I laughed and teared up and had my heart beating fast at times. Really surprised and impressed with this one!

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great book

loved it! I really hope there is another book. left me wanting more. so worth reading

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loved it

very well written. very well read. many twists. would love more of this family. great job

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Engaging

I couldn't put it down! Characters are deep and draw you in this is a story about family both born and made.

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Great book

Best book I have got from audible so far. I highly recommend listening to it.

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Didn’t realize it was a young adult book

I love story’s with animal caricatures. However, when I quad this I hadn’t realized it was a young adult book. Probably a fun read if your a kid.

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Couldn't stop listening

This book was amazing! I couldn't stop listening to it. I ended up soaking in the bath for over 4 hours, not realizing the time or the cold water because of how into the book I was.

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Wonderful Story! Couldn’t wait to get back to it.

What a heart warming, detailed, easy to follow tale! I loved every moment of this audible, the writing, the reading, this book was paired perfectly with the narrator.
I felt as if I was right there with the characters, so real and so raw, it’s almost like you could recall it being a part of your life.
Just enough suspense, love, mystery, anger, and joy. This is a feel good, full of life, strife, and people novel.
Yes, the people and the dogs set out to find a lost little girl but they find so much more.
This is a book I will recommend again and again.

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fast moving adventure 😃

fast moving adventure 😃with likable characters lots of twists and turns, a must read.