Seventeen-year-old Jaynie Haart is an identity thief, and uses fake IDs and credit cards to survive. But don't hold it against her. She has her reasons. And they're good ones:
Her mother is a drug addict.
Her mother's lecherous boyfriend lives with them.
Foster care is just a heartbeat away.
No matter what happens next, Jaynie is in trouble, and she knows it. So when an opportunity unexpectedly presents itself, she assumes the identity of a girl she's never met, and runs away to California. Along the way she meets an enigmatic boy, whose secrets might just be more dangerous than her own. Soon, Jaynie is living every teenager's dream: doing whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She cautiously makes friends, but quickly realizes the mystery and intrigue that surround them can jeopardize her own safety, if she's not careful. As Jaynie's adventure becomes more perilous, and the people chasing her get closer, she's more determined than ever not to get caught. But when confronted with a shocking new threat, Jaynie's life closes in on her. She must make a drastic decision to save herself, and the people she has come to love. And despite the risks, she desperately wants to make amends for her misdeeds. Fans of E. Lockhart's "Genuine Fraud" and Karen McManus' "One of Us is Lying," will be drawn to "Stealing Away's" suspenseful twists and turns. The story will keep you guessing...until the end you never saw coming.