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The Road and Beyond by Marilyn BrantOne Disappearance Had Been Enough To Last Her A Lifetime…

In the summer of 1976, Aurora Gray’s teen world was turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Two years later, she unexpectedly finds Gideon’s journal and sees it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.

There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages and Aurora’s determined to follow them. She confides in the only person she can trust: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s brother. The two set out on a road trip of discovery and danger—the mystery they uncover forever changing the course of their lives.

…But Now It Was Happening Again

Decades later, in 2014, Aurora receives a terrifying phone call that her adult son is missing. This news inevitably brings the memories of her adolescent years rushing back. Can she find her son—quickly—and hopefully prevent the trauma of the past from repeating itself?

“Reading a Marilyn Brant book is like eating a piece of rich chocolate.” ~ NYT bestselling author Simone Elkeles

THE ROAD AND BEYOND is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.


Marilyn Brant is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, romantic comedy and mystery. She was named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She loves all things Jane Austen, has a passion for Sherlock Holmes, is a travel addict and a music junkie, and lives on chocolate and gelato. Visit her website at

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