A Publishers Weekly "Big Summer Books"
A Kirkus Reviews "Creepy Thrillers" Pick
Lily Bushwold escapes her life in American foster care and group homes by stealing money for plane fare to Bolivia. When her hoped-for job falls through, Lily stays in the country, hustling and living in hostels. Then she meets Omar, a savvy and handsome man who grew up in a remote jungle village. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew, he invites Lily to travel home with him. Love-struck Lily follows Omar to this ruthless new world of poachers, missionaries, and indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle - its wonders as well as its terrors - using only her wits and resilience.