By Jordan Harper
Published by Simon & Schuster
on May 4, 2017
Eleven-year-old Polly is smart far beyond her years. But she's a loner. Her mother tells her she has 'gunfighter eyes', like the father she's never met. In prison, about to be released, Nate runs afoul of the powerful leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Marked for death on his release, Nate soon realizes that everyone he has ever loved is a target - including his daughter, Polly. Now, forced into hiding by the greenlight placed upon them, Nate finds himself having to teach his estranged daughter how to survive in a kill-or-be-killed world, all the while observed by Polly's teddy bear, who is soon the only outlet for the little girl's emotions. Soon the two of them find themselves on a non-stop struggle for survival, and along the way, discover the bonds that eluded them for so many years...
This was recommended on a Book Riot Get Booked podcast, so I was very excited to read it.
She Rides Shotgun was a quick, engaging read and I really enjoyed it. I loved Polly and her teddy bear, and I was super invested in the story.
This was a dark, gritty, violent book and was just what I was looking for! Recommended for readers in the mood for an unusual thriller.