Some of you know the struggles of trying to get attention from law enforcement when a teen has gone missing. Generally teens are labeled as “runaways” and law enforcement relies on the high statistic of teens returning in a week to keep them from urgently looking for them, regardless if a parent tells them their child would never runaway. In many cases the parents, friends, relatives are left to search on their own.
In this new book that will be released on June 20th, called If You’re Gone, Lillian White, a high school senior finds herself alone searching for her boyfriend when she can’t convince the police that he is not voluntarily missing. Set in a small North Carolina town Lillian forges out on her own to search for him and in doing so uncovers secrets about Brad.
The book is written by Brittany Goodwin who is a screenwriter and author based out of Nashville, TN. Her most notable credits include her work as screenwriter and director for two nationally-distributed films, “Secrets in the Snow” and “Secrets in the Fall,” both of which have been awarded five (out of five) Doves from the Dove Foundation.
A self-proclaimed armchair detective, Brittany is an active member of many Missing Persons blogs, including Missing Persons of America and Facebook pages, which inspired the topic of her debut YA novel, “If You’re Gone.” The book will be released on June 20th, but you can pre-order an autographed copy by clicking here.