Nora’s birthday marks the one-year anniversary of the worst day of her life. To distract them both from the memories of the horrible shooting that killed Nora’s mom, her dad surprises her with a trip to explore a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert. Nora hopes they’ll find some remnant of the happiness they felt when her mother was still alive. but in the twisting, winding depths, the unthinkable happens. suddenly, Nora finds herself lost, alone, at the bottom of a canyon, in a middle of a desert. Separated from her supplies, she faces dehydration, venomous scorpions, deadly snakes, and , worst of all, the Beast who has terrorized her dreams for the last year. To save herself and her father, Nora must conquer her fears–and outsmart the canyon’s dangers. Dusti bowling delivers a spare, gripping novel in verse that will have you racing through the pages and rooting for Nora’s survival.