What Beauty There Is

What Beauty There Is


A searingly powerful and unputdownable thriller that is The Road meets Winter's Bone.

'Beautifully written . . . a chilling footpath of love and loss and keeps you there until you've read every last word' Ruta Sepetys


Life can be brutal.
It's taken everything from Jack. Now it's coming for his little brother. Alone in the harsh Idaho Winter, their only chance of survival is finding the drug money that destroyed their family.

Jack knew it. So did I.
For seventeen years, Ava's father has controlled her life. He has silenced her voice and taught her to love no one.

When Jack and I met, did I sense the coming tornado?
As Ava realises her father is on Jack's trail, she must choose whether to remain silent or fight for the brothers' survival - and her own chance at freedom.

A gripping story of love and redemption, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple - and what we risk if we fail.

'[A] starkly atmospheric thriller' Publishers Weekly
'Riveting and unforgettable.' Kirkus starred review
'Prepare to be haunted and chilled to the bone' SLJ
'So intense, so heartfelt, so deep, so effective: it shook me to the core.' Goodreads Review
'A suspenseful, throbbing tale of love and survival, choices and consequences . . this powerful story will mesmerize.' Booklist starred review


  • Beautifully written and superbly constructed, Anderson pulls you onto a chilling footpath of love and loss and keeps you there until you've read every last word
    Ruta Sepetys

About the author

Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson is a winner of the League of Utah Writers Young Adult Novel Award and Grand Prize in the Storymakers Conference First Chapter Contest. She lives in Utah with her family. What Beauty There Is is her debut novel.
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