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Dead Drift

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Two girls

A whitewater rafting town

And a serial killer who is just getting his feet wet


Emmy has always been impulsive. She is no longer a minor and has aged out of foster care. When her best friend, Amber, is the target of a perverted uncle who lives in the basement of her group home, they plan her escape.


They head for Canada, where Amber will be safe and the foster care system can no longer control their lives. They come across a whitewater rafting brochure and decide to take a detour for one last adventure before leaving the country. They have no idea it will be a decision that will forever change their fates.


The rafting town is so far in the middle of nowhere that Emmy’s car radio catches nothing but static. They consider turning around until a truck pulls up, loaded with hot whitewater rafting guides and rubber rafts--just the fun they were looking for. Ignoring every instinct, they turn off the pavement and follow the truck down an isolated dirt road. They end up in Lodell, the town where a girl went missing the previous summer…and she will not be the last.

Editorial Reviews

“Romo's chapters with the killer are the most sinister I've ever read. Will the girls survive? Will any of the young women manage to cheat death? The author keeps you riveted throughout." 

--Craig Lesley, award-winning author of The Sky Fisherman


“A taut, smothering atmosphere hangs over the novel, casting a pall across every page... Dead Drift is a creepy, tense reading experience. From the first pages, this novel hooks you in."

--Jelene Pynnonen, Independent Book Review


"A fast-paced, disturbing horror story in a gorgeous and dangerous setting.”   

--Kirkus Reviews

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