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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241521397
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $23.00

What Beauty There Is




An exhilarating and emotional thriller from an incredible new voice in YA fiction that will grip readers from the first sentence to the last.

When everything you love is in danger, how long can you keep running to survive?

Life can be brutal
Winter in Idaho. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones.

Jack knew it
Jack Dahl has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he'd die for. Their mother is gone, and their funds are quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison.

So did I
Ava lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father, a merciless man, has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one.

Did I feel the flutter of wings when Jack and I met? Did I sense the coming tornado?
But now Ava wants to break the rules - to let Jack in and open her heart. Then she discovers that Jack and her father are stalking the same money, and suddenly Ava is faced with a terrible choice: remain silent or speak out and help the brothers survive.

Looking back, I think I did . . .

Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Meg Rosoff and Daniel Woodrell, What Beauty There Is an unforgettable debut novel that is as compulsive as it is beautiful, and unflinchingly explores the power of determination, survival and love.

'Beautifully written and superbly constructed, Anderson pulls you onto a chilling footpath of love and loss and keeps you there until you've read every last word' Ruta Sepetys, bestselling author of Between Shades of Grey

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241521397
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $23.00

About the author

Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson was born in Orio and now lives in the Wasatch Mountains with her husband and children. Her debut, What Beauty There Is, is a story that came from her grief and in places is drawn from her own personal experiences. She was the first in her family to graduate, and now serves as faculty, and organizes, the Hidden Springs Writers Retreat for aspiring authors. When not enjoying family time or wandering in the mountains, she spends countless hours writing, sometimes in the woods with just a pencil and paper. Always witha full heart

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