Lockdown’s Looks…

Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: a day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.

A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision…

A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.

Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.

June 16.

The book page is here.  And you can give me and my publishers a thrill by pre-ordering it—signed from Bookshop Santa Cruz or the Poisoned Pen, unsigned from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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  1. Karen McPhee on February 16, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Is there a UK publishing date for this?

    • Laurie King on February 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

      No contract yet, so it’ll be at least summertime.

  2. BradH on February 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Wow! A new turn for you. Sadly, very relevant. It took some courage on your part to write something like this. My hat’s off to you.

  3. Diane on February 17, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Look forward to the book, and can barely contain my anticipation. I preordered it from Poisoned Pen.

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