Every Stolen Breath
Available November 5, 2019 by Blink/HarperCollins
Two years after her father’s murder, Lia Finch is the only one left still pursuing his killers.
In downtown Chicago, teenagers have been attacking their victims in packs. Sharing the coordinates of their targets through social media, the swarm emerges from the crowd and descends on a single person, with each member landing a blow until the victim is dead. Local authorities dismiss it as gang violence they can’t control. But Lia is convinced these attacks are politically motivated and controlled by a syndicate of organized crime that thrives on power and intimidation. Desperate to prevent another death, Lia teams up with a teen hacker, a fame-hungry reporter, and the mysterious boy who might have been the cause of her father’s murder. But by the time Lia realizes the deadly consequences behind her obsession, she’s already become the swarm’s next target.
Inspired by the real-life “flash mob” violence that hit Chicago in 2011, EVERY STOLEN BREATH is a fast-paced, immersive thriller, which looks at just how hard one girl will fight back against the crowd knowing any breath might be her last.
Praise for Every Stolen Breath
“Fast-paced and tense, this book grabbed me from the very first scene and then didn’t let go.” —Amelia Brunskill, Author of The Window
“In this extraordinary and suspenseful debut, Kimberly Gabriel has created the hero the world needs right now—Lia Finch is unwavering, tough-as-nails, whip smart, and honest. Gabriel's fast-paced, tensely-plotted novel will have readers holding their breath late into the night.” —Kurt Dinan, author of Don’t Get Caught
“A thrilling page turner, engaging and beautifully written, Every Stolen Breath will leave readers breathless until the end." —Brenda Drake, New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies
“Brisk pace, unexpected twists, and touching romance—Every Stolen Breathchecks all the boxes! Do not miss this highly entertaining tale!” —Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction, 2018 RITA® winner Best Young Adult Romance, 2016 RITA winner Best First Book
"A terrifying premise set against Chicago's stunning backdrop, a whip-smart protagonist, and enough twists and turns to keep your heart racing to the very last page—Kimberly Gabriel’s haunting debut will take your breath away.” —Dawn Ius, author of LIZZIE, OVERDRIVEand Anne & Henry.
“In this impressive debut, Gabriel balances a high-adrenaline, high-stakes story line with meaningful meditations on power and corruption, ego and greed, grief and guilt. Lia Finch is a complex, compelling hero whose courage and persistence will inspire readers everywhere.” —James Klise, Edgar Award-winning author of The Art of Secrets
“Gabriel has crafted a thrilling narrative with twists and turns that left me gasping. As Lia struggles to maintain her grip on reality, it becomes impossible to know who to trust or anticipate what will happen next. Every Stolen Breathis a must-read for fans of YA thrillers.” —Kara McDowell, author of Just for Clicks
"A tense, atmospheric thriller that gripped me from page one. Lia's quest to bring her father's killers to justice is harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful. My heart is still racing." —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
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