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“Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.” Wormwood is small town surrounded by a forest. What is beyond the forest? Unspeakable danger according the Council but Vega Jane has her doubts. After watching a friend fleeing from the Council into the forest then finding a secret map to help her navigate through it, Vega Jane will need her courage to discover the secrets of her past and decide where her future lies. I haven’t read Baldacci’s adult fiction but I heard he is a master of suspense. When I picked up The Finisher, I was expecting an exciting but predictable thriller. However, I got so much more. Baldacci built a new world and language. For the first couple chapters it is hard to get a grasp on the new vocabulary but then you are hooked into a universe that only you know about. It’s refreshing to read about an alien place where the history is secret even to those that live there. As Vega Jane finds answers to the secrets surrounding her it raises more questions that you desperately want to be answered. The Finisher ends at the beginning of a grand adventure that Vega Jane must take to discover the truth. I am highly anticipating the next book!

— From Katerina's Favorite Books


Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she always believed it -- until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away.
Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he left behind a trail of clues that point to a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wormwood. To follow the clues will attract the attention of influential people willing to kill to keep their secrets. If Vega wants to stay safe, she just needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. There's only one problem -- Vega Jane never walks away from a fight.
Master storyteller David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, hit hard, and defy all odds to uncover the truth.

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries; over 110 million copies are in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation(r), which supports literacy efforts across America. David and his family live in Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545652209
ISBN-10: 0545652200
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 497
Language: English