Walk Me Home
Walk Me Home was released in the US on April 30, 2013, from Amazon Publishing. It's available as a Kindle ebook, in a paperback edition, and in unabridged audio. For my UK readers, this novel will be released from Transworld/Black Swan (Random House Group) in July of 2013.
Here's the Amazon synopsis of Walk Me Home:
Since their mother’s sudden death, sixteen-year-old Carly and her eleven-year-old sister, Jen, have been walking and hitchhiking across the Southwest trying to find Teddy, the closest thing they have to a family. Carly desperately hopes Teddy will take them in and save them from going into foster care—and forgive them for the lies told by their mother.
But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. While the girls work off their debt, Carly becomes determined to travel onward—until Jen confesses a terrible secret that leaves both sisters wondering if they can ever trust again.
Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest,
Walk Me Home
and its resilient heroines will inspire readers and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.
Here are a few thoughts from reviewers:
"'Hard to put down' is an over-used term, but in the case of 'Walk Me Home,' I would have to use just those words.
"Author Catherine Ryan Hyde wrote 'Pay It Forward' so it should come as no surprise that her newest book would deliver."
"Catherine has a great way of putting pen to paper; I could picture everything so well--the surroundings the atmosphere, the temperature, the emotions circling round the characters. I felt in connection with the novel if that makes sense. I have never read anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde before, so wasn't sure what to expect, but it was riveting."
"I love Catherine Ryan Hyde. Her novels are so accomplished, so readable, with absolutely amazing plots that no other author could do justice to. Walk Me Home is yet another triumphant Catherine Ryan Hyde novel. This was just a wonderful read, with another cast of characters you’ll easily fall in love with."
"It is a well crafted story that is both compelling and immensely satisfying. This was a book that I just wanted to keep on reading. I loved it from start to finish and I didn’t want it to end!"
"I've really enjoyed novels by Catherine Ryan Hyde in the past and I found in this new book the same warm-hearted and honest portrayal of people
who find themselves facing the challenge of coping with huge difficulties and setbacks
in their lives that I have admired before. She creates rounded characters, and the relationships they share feel very real;
I cared about the sisters."