Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke [Published by Speak]
“You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand….”
Children are disappearing. Groups of young boys and girls form small armies to hunt for a monster. People are seeing things that shouldn’t be there and doing things that shouldn’t be done.
And it all starts when an irresistible guy named River West shows up in Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town.
Is River somehow connected? Is he just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or is he something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.