As their hardscrabble lives intertwine in a small, corrupt Montana town, Grace, a scheming runaway, JJ, her drifty fostercare sister, and Mick, the son of a petty thief, discover the body of a young woman. Afraid to come forward, the teens try to hide their knowledge of the crime, because they believe the murderer is one of the corrupt officials and businessmen who rule their town. But after a series of false moves and dumb mistakes, the teens are soon suspects themselves in a murder investigation threatening their freedom—and maybe their lives.
“Writing with visceral, unsentimental realism, Price (Desert Angel) follows the trio’s attempts to uncover the murder and figure out their lives.”—Publishers Weekly
“Three teens, variously abandoned and abused, become involved in a small-town murder that exposes their own exploitation in revealing ways . . . [A] heartbreaking . . . picture of how our society fails adolescents as they come of age.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Readers who sweat bullets through Price’s Desert Angel will grab this right up." - BCCB