Between the Cracks Series

Follow the lives of the Simpson family, their lives torn apart by abuse and neglect.

Ruby, Between the Cracks, was awarded a place in the Top Ten Books for Teens 2015. Chloe placed on the In the Margins recommended reading list 2018.

Ruby, Between the Cracks

Ruby, Between the Cracks

(Book #1) If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life.  She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory. But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined ...
June & Justin, Between the Cracks #2

June & Justin, Between the Cracks #2

(Book #2) Justin had made a mistake. A big, life-changing mistake. He already failed June once. He wasn’t there when she needed him, and because of him, their lives will never be the same. June is everything to Justin, and he must be everything to her. He must protect June at all costs. Justin is prepared spend the rest of his life keeping her from getting hurt again ...
Michelle, Between the Cracks #3

Michelle, Between the Cracks #3

(Book #3) “Daddy… can’t we come with you when you leave this time?” When Michelle asked to be taken away from her abusive mother, she never expected to lose everyone she loved in the process. They said they would keep her and Kenny together. Her daddy said he would be back. And she never even got to say good-bye to Marcie ...
Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

(Book #4) Chloe had always been the perfect daughter. Diligent, obedient, good at caring for the other children when Mom wasn’t home. She always worked hard and did everything she was asked. But she couldn’t please her mother and the parade of stepfathers. It seemed like the harder she tried, the worse the abuse got ...
Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5

Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5

(Book #5) Ronnie was the one child in the Simpson family to escape from the abuse and grow up in a normal home without being bounced from place to place or ending up on the street. That was what the others all thought. That was what Ronnie told herself. When Ronnie could remember. ...