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Gushi By ohmybears Updated Apr 11, 2017

"The admission of the tamest crime can end a life. In a world like this, secrets are all you've got."

The Democratic Republic of America, ruled by the tyrannous Premier Kale Sinclair III, is, in a word, lethal. For some, stealing a candy bar is considered a capital offense. Others can get away with murder. Executions are public events, with live broadcasts playing on every screen at every bar or restaurant across the nation. Adults teach their children to fear their government, while the government teaches its citizens to fear each other.

And Dallas McAdams and Clea Sinclair do fear each other. Dallas is still stinging from the first time the premier's daughter walked away from their friendship. Meanwhile, Clea's never-ending closet full of skeletons sits smack-dab in the middle of any possible ties to Dallas.

But when a loved one is sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit, the two are forced to put their tumultuous history aside and work together to find the true culprit and free their friend. Clea and Dallas must do the one thing they swore they'd never do again: trust each other.

Awesome cover by @mtndwells

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DavidAlanWebb DavidAlanWebb Jan 22, 2017
I like it. Serious, but not oppressively dark, some light and humor. I care about the characters already. Looking forward to more.
SammiLikesTheRain SammiLikesTheRain Feb 23, 2017
This is awesome far! You have a strong narrative, and I like how you've introduced the protagonists. I noticed that the story is being told from two perspectives, so I'm intrigued by what's going on in Clea's mind. Your spotless grammar made this a very pleasant read too xD Great work!
ninarre ninarre Feb 26, 2017
Hello there. I like this. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of it– I like this style of dystopian writing.