Like father, like son Intelligent, popular, handsome, and wealthy, sixteen-year-old Nick Andreas is pretty much perfect -- on the outside, at least. What no one knows -- not even his best friend -- is the terror that Nick faces every time he is alone with his father. Then he and Caitlin fall in love, and Nick thinks his problems are over.
Caitlin is the one person who he can confide in. But when things start to spiral out of control, Nick must face the fact that he's gotten more from his father than green eyes and money.People think Nick's life is easy, but he has never spoken of his father's violent temper. But when Nick meets Caitlin, everything changes. And Nick must face the fact that he's gotten more from his father than green eyes and money. A critically acclaimed first novel that offers an honest and fresh look into the mind of the abused--and abuser.
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Alex Flinn was born in a small town on Long Island, New York. She always wanted to be a writer. Attending law school helped her to complete her first novel, Breathing Underwater. The book deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence. Flinn based the book on her experiences interning with the State Attorney¿s Office and volunteering with battered women. She lives half a mile away from her old middle school, in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami, with her husband, Gene, and daughters, Katie and Meredith.