Read this suspense filled page-turner!

Falling for JohnnyWhen a teenage girl discovers she accidentally befriended a dangerous crime boss, she faces a chaotic struggle to survive. Read this chilling pager-turner based on notorious South Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie #Black Mass

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As Johnny Depp struts down red carpets and rumors of an Oscar-worthy performance circulate Hollywood, the real eighty-six-year-old former mob boss, James “Whitey” Bulger, spends his days in prison penning letters, which express a paradoxical mix of machismo and regret. He says the movie is “pure fiction.”

Falling for Johnny won Honorable Mentions in 2012 Utah Arts Council Original Writing Competition and the 2103 Literary Blockbuster Challenge judged by James Hall and Jane Smiley.

Identified as a page-turner and a Literary Blockbuster by Inkubate’s 2013 Literary Blockbuster Challenge

Called “A dark, violent story with a heart” by Kirkus Reviews

Falling for Johnny is Alison McLennan’s debut novel inspired by the infamous James “Whitey” Bulger

“Told in lyric yet economical prose, Falling for Johnny is FINAL-Falling-for-Johnny-frsmallthe story of the unlikely friendship between Johnny, a vicious gangster, and Riley, an abandoned young woman whose life has been thrown into chaos by her mother’s materialism and her father’s prideful refusal to pay mob patronage. As Johnny and Riley’s lives become increasingly entwined, they begin to draw out each other’s best and worst qualities, leaving the reader to wonder if either of them can truly be saved.” — STERLING WATSON author of Fighting in the Shade, Sweet Dream Baby, and Blind Tongues    

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Barnes & Noble Utah:  Hastings North Ogden, UT

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In stores June 2016