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From the author of Everything You Want Me to Be, a People magazine and Wall Street Journal pick of the year's best books, comes a riveting and suspenseful thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later.There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead-until a decade later when the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility.Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient.



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Mindy Mejia

My name is Mindy Mejia and I'm a writer. I write because, ever since I was six years old, my favorite game has been pretend. My life doesn't have symmetry, theme, symbolism, or meditated beauty and I gravitate toward these things like a houseplant to the sun. I love the perfect words; I love how "fierce" and "confounded" and "swagger" look on the page and how my chest expands when I read them. I write because I believe in the reality of my fantasies, the truth in my fabrications. I've always had stories sneaking around my head, thrillers like THE DRAGON KEEPER and EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, and sometimes I inhabit those stories more than my own life. (Best not to mention that last part to my husband, kids, or boss. )



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