Synopses & Reviews
"How do you go from good girl to gangster's moll? Jenni L. Walsh takes you along for the ride in an account so vivid you would think you were there with her."--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig, on Becoming Bonnie
The strikingly modern account of Bonnie Parker's transformation into one of America's most iconic outlaws
After two years with nothing but letters between them, Bonnie and Clyde are reunited when Clyde is paroled from jail. But life on the outside isn't a smooth ride for Clyde. He's dogged by the police every which way he turns. It's only a matter of time before they want to lock him back up, and Clyde's adamant about one thing: He'll never go back to prison.
For Clyde, the writing's on the wall. He's going to run, determined to get revenge on the system that stole so much from him. Bonnie, who once dreamed of fame and glamour, must decide if she's willing to throw everything away to follow the man she loves, knowing his crime spree's inevitable end.
"Full of charm and sly humor, SIDE BY SIDE tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde's slide from lovebirds to jailbirds--and what an action-packed story it is Vivid storytelling and a few shots of humanity breathe new life into this notorious duo. This book should be on everyone's "most wanted" list this summer." -- Elise Hooper, author of The Other Alcott
Texas: 1931. It's the height of the Great Depression, and Bonnie is miles from Clyde. He's locked up, and she's left waiting, their dreams of a life together dwindling every day.
When Clyde returns from prison damaged and distant, unable to keep a job, and dogged by the cops, Bonnie knows the law will soon come for him. But there's only one road forward for her.
If the world won't give them their American Dream, they'll just have to take it.
"Compulsively readable, Walsh's prose hooks you from the beginning as Bonnie and Clyde come alive for the reader, their exploits leaping off the page. Atmospheric, action-packed, and richly detailed, Side by Side will delight historical fiction fans." - Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana