Now in Print & eBook: The Girl Who Flew Away

The Girl Who Flew Away cover artwork by Stephanie FlintBarking Rain Press today announced the paperback and eBook release of The Girl Who Flew Away, a YA novel by author Val Muller of Northern Virginia. Muller’s other works include The Scarred Letter, a YA reboot of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlett Letter, as well as Faulkner’s Apprentice, The Man With the Crystal Ankh, and the Corgi Capers series.

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No good deed goes unpunished when freshman Steffie Brenner offers to give the awkward new neighbor girl a ride home after her first day at school. When her older sister Ali stops at a local park to apply for a job, Steffie and Madison slip out of the car for a walk—and Madison vanishes. Already in trouble for a speeding ticket, Ali insists that Steffie say nothing about Madison’s disappearance. Even when Madison’s mother comes looking for her. Even when the police question them.

Some secrets are hard to hide, though—especially with Madison’s life on the line. As she struggles between coming clean or going along with her manipulative sister’s plan, Steffie begins to question whether she or anyone else is really who she thought they were. After all, the Steffie she used to know would never lie about being the last person to see Madison alive—nor would she abandon someone in the woods: alone, cold, injured, or even worse. But when Steffie learns an even deeper secret about her own past, a missing person seems like the least of her worries.

Ask for The Girl Who Flew Away at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other online bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website, and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can click here to preview the first four chapters for free.


BISAC Genre Codes:
YAF058160 — YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
YAF058050 — YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
YAF018010 — YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Adoption

BIC Genre Codes:
YFN — Family & home stories (Children’s / Teenage)
YFCF — Crime & mystery fiction (Children?s / Teenage)

LCCN: 2016961725

Trade Paperback (178 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-35-9
ISBN-10: 1-941295-35-5
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books, Mackin Educational Resources

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-36-6
ISBN-10: 1-941295-36-3
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram


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