Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)/January 2015
Seventeen-year-old Piper barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn’t as lucky. Now she’s trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she’d have to do alone. She hires Cam, a techie-genius with a knack for forgery, to remove the last ties to her old life. Now, she goes by the name Charlotte, and starts working at a nearby Italian restaurant. But while she can erase her past identity, she can’t rid herself of the memories. And her troubled history won’t let her ignore the little girl she sees one day in the park. The girl with the bruises and burn marks.
That’s when Piper begins to receive the messages. Threatening notes left without a trace of entry in her apartment. And they’re addressed to Piper, her old name. As the messages grow in frequency, she doesn’t just need to uncover who is doing this; she needs to stop them before anyone else she loves winds up dead.