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Amy Brashear


Amy Brashear

Amy Brashear was born in Arkansas but spent her elementary school years in Garden City, Kansas, just six miles from Holcomb. Amy heard about the Clutter family murders from a childhood friend, though it wasn’t until she read In Cold Blood that she finally understood their significance. NO SAINTS IN KANSAS is her debut novel. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA book THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MAKING OF EVE DESTRUCTION.

Amy Brashear

Books by Amy Brashear

by Amy Brashear - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Arkansas, 1984: Film moguls have picked Griffin Flat as the location for a new nuclear holocaust movie. When 16-year-old Laura wins a walk-on role (with a plus-one!), she is more relieved than excited. Mingling with Hollywood stars on the set of a phony nuclear war is a perfect distraction from her family, which has fallen apart. Laura’s only real friend is her new stepbrother, Terrence. She picks him as her plus-one for the film shoot, enraging her fair-weather friends. But their anger is nothing compared to what happens on set after the scripted nuclear explosion. Because nobody seems to know if a real nuclear bomb has detonated or not.

by Amy Brashear - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+
November is usually quiet in Holcomb, Kansas, but in 1959, the town is shattered by the quadruple murder of the Clutter family. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter’s boyfriend, Bobby Rupp, the last one to see them alive. New Yorker Carly Fleming, new to the small Midwestern town, is an outsider. She tutored Nancy, and (in private, at least) they were close. Carly and Bobby were the only ones who saw that Nancy was always performing, and that she was cracking under the pressure of being Holcomb’s golden girl. This secret connected Carly and Bobby. Now that Bobby is an outsider, too, they’re bound closer than ever.