Come Back – A Novel

Come Back
414 Pages
ISBN 97815171722794

What if you ran away from home at 17? Would you want to go back? Vi Masters would rather eat nails, but this time she can’t say no. How bad can three days be? She can act like she has no secrets for that long, can’t she?

What if you know tongues are wagging again all over town because your kid's back at last, but she’s staying with her aunt and not you? Ben Johansen worries the girl will shame him again before he can make her say why she left.

What if you’ve schemed and plotted to get the perfect life? But your stepdaughter could take it all away? Tammy Johansen is scared. Down to her bones. What if Ben finds out why Vi ran, and that Tammy has always known? What if he won’t forgive her? What then?

What if the girl you worked so hard to get over waltzes into the diner where you’re having breakfast? What if you know you should hate her for the suspicion her disappearance rained down on you? But you can’t. Nate Barlow still wants Vi. Against his better judgment.

What if you and Nate pinky-swore to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Would you keep your oath and risk your last drop of hope? Of all the questions Vi faces when she comes back to Freedom, Iowa, this might be the biggest. Three days? It’s no ride on a pink duck.

Sally Crosiar

About Sally Crosiar (Rochester, New York Author)

Sally Crosiar

Sally Crosiar’s debut novel Come Back (2017) uses four voices to uncover family secrets and address the unintended consequences of running from trauma. Sally also wrote Find the Love of Your Life (2000) based on her own love story, a children’s book with an adult message titled My Uncle Dave (2002) and co-authored Love Builders: Tools to Build Every Relationship (2003) with Dr. Sidney B. Simon.

Sally’s choice for reading or writing is relationship-focused fiction. Her next novel is titled Homeplace and chronicles a conflict between siblings about whether to retain or sell ancestral land. Sally expects publication in 2019 – ‘if the characters will only stop going off on tangents.’

Sally lives in upstate New York State where she enjoys time in and on the water and teaches about health, play, and youth development for Empire State College and the Network for Youth Success. Follow Sally at: