How it starts

Life is a series of shallow breaths. And in any breath, everything can change.

Breathe in.

Eating the last of the cereal with my brother, Jack. Running away from home.

Breathe out.

Joking around while we washed dishes. Firing a gun.

Breathe in.

Taking boring notes in history. Getting pulled out of class by the school counselor. Hearing the news about my brother.

Breathe out.

All in a shallow breath.

Excerpt copyright © 2012 Kate Kae Myers


About the book:

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn’s childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.

But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house’s powers weren’t just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.

What people are saying:

“A gripping mystery with strong but flawed characters, the book is impossible to put down. The reader races to keep up with the plot only to get walloped by a mind-blowing twist ending that turns the entire story upside down. Recommend this to teens who like intrigue, mystery, and suspense.”–VOYA

Released: February 14, 2012

About the author:

Kate Kae Myers lives with her family in Boise, Idaho where she works for a local school district as a sign language interpreter. She invites you to visit her website where you can find her full bio, read a sample chapter from The Vanishing Game, follow her blog, and download Jack’s clues.