About Identity Theft People often ask me how I could have written a book about an identity thief when this very real crime impacts millions of innocent people each year. My answer is always the same: "Read the book, then let's talk." But of course identity theft is a serious issue. Click the button below to learn how to prevent it.
Stealing Away: The YA Novel Everyone Will be Talking About!
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.
Desperate to get out of her abusive home, Jaynie also finds herself a heartbeat away from foster care. And 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.
Four star review from amazon.com: Masterful Job "Amy Ruth Allen hit a home run with Stealing Away. The idea of passing over the crimes of a young woman guilty of identity theft threw me until I read the first few chapters. Allen did a masterful job of taking me inside the mind and heart of a girl whose home life had become so unbearable that she took the only way out. Of course there were better options that would not have involved criminal behavior, but at her age and in those circumstances, I found her decisions believable and felt sympathetic toward the main character, Jaynie Haart. I was impressed by the vivid imagery and well-written narrative. The secondary characters and unexpected twists drew me right in. This story did not disappoint."