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Lost in the Never Woods

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Missing kids, creepy woods, and a boy without a shadow—the only thing they have in common is Wendy.

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When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It's been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don't do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what's waiting for her in the woods.

Excerpt

“WENDY!”

She looked around and everyone was staring at her. The nurses, the doctors, the officers, her mom. This felt like a nightmare. She walked toward the curtained bed.

“WENDY!”

She was close enough now to reach out and grab hold of the plastic drape. She hesitated, her hand shaking and then yanked it back.

Nurses darted back and forth, men in blue scrubs tried to grab hold of his arms. There was a doctor with a needle. But then everything stopped and it was Wendy looking at him and him looking back. His hair was a dark auburn, glints of red showing even in the dull hospital lighting. The color of late autumn leaves. He was in blue scrubs. They’d obviously cut him out of the weird clothing he had been wearing.

“Wendy?” He wasn’t yelling anymore. He squinted at her, his head tilted to the side. She couldn’t find her voice. Her mouth was open, but nothing was coming out.

A wide smile curled across his lips, revealing a gleaming smile, a small chip in his front tooth and deep dimples. Those starry eyes of his lit up, ones that dozens of her mysterious drawings just couldn’t get right. But that just wasn’t possible…

He gave another tug against the two men holding him back, the smile never leaving his face. “I found you,” he said, sounding relieved and triumphant. “I knew I’d find you.”

The doctor stuck the needle into his arm and press the plunger down. “No, don’t!” The words flew from her mouth, but it was too late. The boy flinched and almost immediately those brilliant eyes grew glassy.

Wendy shoved a nurse out of the way and gripped the edge of the bed. “Who are you?” she asked.

He frowned, trying to keep his eyelids open. “You forgot about me?”

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Praise

“A dark, magical story” – KD Alley

“The story, imagery, and imagination is astounding! This is a must read for sure! Peter Pan...with one heck of a twist.” – Tdoran80

“The pacing was impeccable and it was so well written and a thrilling experience to read. Most importantly, I found it rather original and unique.” – Dawningmoon1805

“If you enjoy reading books with suspense and a hint of romance then you will like this book. This story puts a whole new spin on Peter Pan.” – Terri.Lewis