TEN MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING: Scott’s girlfriend breaks up with him over the phone while he’s in the café’s basement storeroom because he’s late picking her up for the big end-of-the-year party. Now he can’t got to the party, but he can’t go home, either—not knowing his dad will still be in a drunken rage. Meanwhile, Winny wanted one night to let loose, away from her mother’s crushing expectations. Instead, she’s stranded at the café after her best friend ditches her in a misguided attempt at matchmaking.
TEN MINUTES AFTER CLOSING: The first gunshot is fired. Someone’s dead. And if Winny, Scott, and the rest of the hostages don’t come up with a plan soon, they may not live to see morning.
Told from both Winny and Scott’s perspectives, and alternating between the events leading up to and following the hold-up, Ten Past Closing is an explosive story of teens wrestling with their own challenges, thrown into circumstances that will test their very limits.
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Jessica Bayliss is an author with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who loves all things reading and writing. Her work crosses genres including romance, urban fantasy, and horror. Because one cannot live on writing alone, Jessica also spends a great deal of time with friends and family. She is a lover of all animals especially one very special Havanese and one extremely ornery cockatiel. She lives in Conneticut. Ten Past Closing is her first young adult novel.