To Keep Us In
Adjusting to life outside the cult-like commune where they were raised has been more difficult than 17-year-olds Phillip and Finn had hoped. It doesn’t help that their reputation as the “Murder Twins” precedes them, nor that they themselves can’t help but wonder if the public is right, that they deserve prison - or worse - for their role in the “Torture Ranch.”
Adding to their complication is Lucy, who - unbeknownst to them - is on her own personal quest to enact a twisted vendetta against the twins for the death of her sister in the commune two years earlier...
“To Keep Us In” mixes the themes of justification and self-righteousness akin to Caroline Kepnes’ “You” together with intelligent cult mysteries like Will Hill’s “After the Fire” to create an absorbing, young adult thriller that is sure to leave a lasting impression on its readers.
About Emily Searle (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Emily Searle was born in Casper, Wyoming where she learned to accept freezing temperatures in the high mountains as part of her very being. In 1996, at age 8, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she quickly became weakened by the hot, desert weather and is now fairly certain that she could not survive in Wyoming ever again. Emily met her highly musically talented husband in high school and married young. They live happily with their two children and a random cat who came out of nowhere but now just hangs out under their car and stares at them whenever they take out the trash. At a young age, stories helped Emily cope with her high social anxiety and she soon began creating her own worlds. It started with a talking cat named Jeff, who never really got anywhere, but is nonetheless Emily's first and favorite character. Talking-cat-Jeff isn’t afraid of anyone or anything, unlike Emily who is afraid of everyone.