“Cara is a seventeen-year-old homeless girl, scarred on her face and in her soul, a senior at a high school in central Indiana, who is invited to live with a friend. When Cara and a younger girl are alone during a violent home invasion that ends in the death of the two perpetrators, Cara finds herself under unwanted scrutiny. Now, with the help of some of unlikely allies, she must face a suspicious detective, a wrathful FBI special agent, and an angry Russian mob boss.

Eric Adolph’s exciting debut novel examines our ideas about beauty and scars, both on the surface and deep inside the soul.”