The Wild Inside

Bradbury, Jamey

Fiction

On Sale Date: 3/6/18
Imprint: William Morrow
Print Run: 75K
Format: HC
Pages: 320
Price: 25.99
ISBN: 0062741993
ISBN 13: 9780062741998
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062742018
LP 9780062791528
Digital Audio 9780062802842

Tracy Petrikoff was born with a gift for trapping and hunting; in the Alaska wilderness that abuts her family’s isolated home, she spends all day tracking animals and running with her dogs in the forest. She’s been abiding by the rules her mother instilled in her before she died: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, no matter what happens, Never Make a Person Bleed. Until the day she is attacked by a stranger in the woods, knocked unconscious. When she comes to, her memories of the attack are blurry. Three days later, an eerily familiar man appears from the tree line, nearly dead from a vicious knife wound made by a hunting knife much like the one in her pocket.

Did she almost kill a man? With the Iditarod fast approaching, Tracy tries to temporarily forget the stranger as she helps her dad prepare. Then a teenage wanderer named Jesse Goodwin turns up at the door, looking for a job and carrying secrets of his own. Tracy’s father doesn’t seem to notice that Jesse’s hiding something, and Tracy realizes she can’t warn her dad away from this new stranger without admitting to him–and to herself–that she may have been responsible for the stranger’s injuries. It becomes harder and harder to ignore the growing puzzles: The way Jesse has wormed his way into the family. The threatening face of the stranger in a crowd. The boot-prints at the forest’s edge. And her deepening suspicion that her family is in danger. But from who?