It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Row by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

Hello, YABC!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE ROW by J.R. Johansson, releasing October 11, 2016 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from J.R.:

I've been waiting months to share this cover and start spreading the word about this book. THE ROW is a mystery about Riley and her family. She's a teen girl with a father on death row. With over 1% of adult men in the USA in prison, I wanted to write a story about what it's like to be in a situation like Riley's. And I absolutely love this cover. Andrew Arnold and the creative team at Macmillan are geniuses. I love how this cover just reaches out and grabs your attention. Raw emotion seems to drip from every inch--from the tightly clenched fists to the contrast between the brightness of the jumpsuit and the monochrome of the skin. It's perfect in every way. I hope you think so too! Huge thanks to YABooksCentral for helping me reveal this cover that I feel SO lucky to have. And good luck in the giveaway!
~ J.R. Johansson (THE ROW, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)



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by J.R. Johansson
Release date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
ISBN: 0374300259
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. 
Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she cannot forget what he’s told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she’s believed about the family she loves.
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_8183_CROPPED_WEBadjusted_20151215-011613_1.jpgAbout the Author

J.R. Johansson is the author of Cut Me Free and the Night Walkers Series.  She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. She lives in Utah, with her husband, their two sons, and three crazy cats. Visit her online at

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Giveaway Details

One first prize winner will receive a signed ARC of THE ROW. One second winner will receive a signed copy of CUT ME FREE. One third winner will receive a signed copy of INSOMNIA. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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