"Outstanding on every level."--Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
"Suspenseful and gritty, Hide With Me is a beautifully written novel that captivates from the very first page." --Robin Roe, author of A List of Cages
Debut author Sorboni Banerjee crafts a gripping story about the unbreakable bonds of friendship, the sweeping power of first love, and the courage to fight for a brighter future against all odds.
In the dying cornfields of his family's farm, seventeen-year-old Cade finds a girl broken and bleeding. She has one request: hide me.
Tucked away in an abandoned barn on the edge of the farm, the mysterious Jane Doe starts to heal and details of her past begin to surface. A foster kid looking for a way out, Jane got caught up in the wrong crowd and barely escaped with her life.
Cade has a difficult past of his own. He's been trapped in the border town of Tanner, Texas, his whole life. His dad is a drunk. His mom is gone. Money is running out. Cade is focused on one thing, a football scholarship--his only chance.
Cade and Jane spend their nights in the barn planning their escapes, and their days with Cade's friends: sweet, artistic Mateo and his determined sister Jojo who vows to be president one day.
But it's not that easy to disappear.
Just across the border in a city in Mexico lies the life Jane desperately wants to leave behind--a past filled with drugs and danger, information she never wanted, and a cartel boss who is watching her every move.
Jane Doe's past is far from over, and the secret she holds could kill them all.
About the Author
Sorboni Banerjee is an Emmy Award-winning television news reporter and anchor. She spent a decade on the air in Boston, before moving to Tampa as a consumer reporter and anchor. She's the daughter of an Indian physicist who made her a storyteller and showed her the world, and a mother from Maine who taught her to love books and save the world, and she has a little brother who probably will. Sorboni lives in Florida with her investigative reporter husband, adorable son, and giant dog. This is her first novel.
Visit Sorboni online at sorbonibanerjee.com . And connect on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @sorbonified.
An Indies Introduce Nominee
"Hide With Me is a gripping story of friendship and first love in a dangerous world."-- Tampa Bay Times
“This is the sort of book that starts at a humming, fever pitch, and goes up from there. Just when you think it can’t get more exciting, it says “watch this.” From the compelling plot to the poetic prose, it is outstanding on every level.”—Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
“Suspenseful and gritty, Hide with Me is a beautifully written novel that captivates from the very first page.” —Robin Roe, author of A List of Cages
“With sharp writing and a plot that erupts, Hide with Me is a suspenseful, breathlessly paced thriller that is impossible to put down.”—Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix
"As a genuine bond develops between the two lonely teens, they concoct a story to allow Jane to attend high school with Cade, masquerading as his cousin. Tension builds as a cold-blooded drug boss gets closer to finding Jane, threatening her new friends and their families...Short chapters and plenty of gritty action make this a good recommendation for fans of Paul Griffin or Roland Smith."--Booklist