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The Law of Inertia

By S. Gonzales

The first two times I tried to die, I survived.

When I did die, I wasn’t trying to at all.

When James’s boyfriend died by suicide, no one questioned what happened. A foster kid with a checkered past, Ash was just another number in a system that failed him. But to James, Ash was never just a number, and the facts around his death no longer stack up so neatly. When the very person who can answer his questions goes missing, James wonders what else is being hidden.

After all, innocent people don’t run.


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Heartbreaking and hopeful, The Law of Inertia expertly combines the intrigue of a thriller with sensitive and insightful depictions of contemporary teen issues, particularly mental illness.
— Sophie Cameron, author of Out of the Blue
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About S. Gonzales

S. Gonzales writes Young Adult contemporary books with twisty plots and a generous dose of romance, featuring witty but vulnerable characters. When she isn’t writing, she can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works within the field of mental health.