|About The Book
Recipient of the prestigious Reader's Choice, Editor's Choice, and Rising Star awards, this is the story of two troubled teens who run away to escape abuse and neglect, only to find that the way of the road is paved with danger.
It is early 1991, and Shelton Cole has just turned thirteen. Barely surviving the aftermath of a car accident that has killed not only his brother, but also his parents' marriage, Shelton is thrilled when he becomes instant chums with Richie Kemp, a transplant from New York who has moved to New Hampshire with his mother to escape the stigma of his father's imprisonment. But after Richie's mother marries a man who revels in abusing Richie, the two troubled teenagers decide to embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
As the two boys begin a life on the run, an old drifter takes them under his wing and introduces Shelton and Richie to an underground society of vagabonds, opening the boys' eyes to a strange new world and unwittingly setting the course to a horrific chain of events that soon spiral out of control.
Seventeen years later, Shelton returns to New Hampshire to fulfill a childhood promise to Richie. As he is flooded with buried memories, Shelton must face the demons of his tragic past before he can move forward.
Train of Consequences is a captivating thriller that highlights an unforgettable coming-of-age journey of friendship, misconception, and discovery.