Davis Groves grew up in a volatile environment. With a dead father and an addict mother, Davis learned early to do whatever it took to survive: fight, lie, steal…even sell her body for money to get by. Above all, she knew it was her job to protect her sisters—always.
Now, she’s settled into a somewhat normal life away from her family, complete with a respectable job, apartment and boyfriend. Her demons have been put to rest, mostly, her old obligations abandoned.
So when her mother calls for help, Davis is all too willing to ignore her…until she says Davis’s little sister has been arrested for murder. There’s no question Davis will go back, that she’ll try to save her sister any way she can. It’s what she was trained to do.
As she investigates, the events surrounding her sister’s arrest begin to unravel, the past Davis thought she’d buried and her sister’s present collide, and Davis is forced to question if she can ever forgive herself for leaving her sister behind.
She may not live long enough to try.
TW: sexual assualt
"Neliza Drew pulls no punches in her searing debut. Her characters bear fractured hearts and stubborn wounds that won’t heal, yet even in their darkest hours, they are hauntingly real. ALL THE BRIDGES BURNING is a triumph."
-- Hilary Davidson, Anthony-Award-winning author of THE DAMAGE DONE and BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS
“Tattooed with scars inside and out, and armed with an unfazeable demeanor plus a wicked sense of humor, Davis Groves is a street kid turned furious protector, dragged back kicking and screaming into her family insanity when her youngest sibling is accused of murder. A bumper car ride of growing up with the mentally ill, fighting a heartless system, and the sickness of global corruption. Davis kicks a boatload of ass.”
-- Thomas Pluck, editor of PROTECTORS 2: Heroes; author of BAD BOY BOOGIE
“Neliza Drew’s debut is a terrific non-stop train wreck of violent action and reaction, and Davis Groves is a force to be reckoned with. She makes Lisbeth Salander look like a pampered wuss.”
-- Zoë Sharp, author of the bestselling Charlie Fox crime thriller series