Before, she lived inside a fence with her family. After, she’s trapped, now in a federal facility. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. After, there are too many people asking questions, wanting to know what happened to her, trying to find out who she really is.
Before, she thought she was being protected from something. After, people are telling her that now she’s finally safe. She isn’t sure what’s better, before or after, all she knows is that there are questions she can’t answer, and if everything she’s been told is a lie, how can she know who’s telling the truth now?
This book is suitable for young adults over 14 years old.
A gripping and unforgettable story of survival after life in a cult, inspired by the survivors of the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, 1993.
Will Hill worked in publishing before quitting to write his first novel, Department 19. He lives in east London with his girlfriend.