Sixteen-year-old Corinne Manning once wrote a school paper about how the justice system should relinquish punitive decisions to the victims and their families. Her theory is put to test when she is kidnapped by a deranged man and forced to play the role of child bride. After her safe return home, doling out punishment to her abductor is the last thing on Corinne’s mind. She just wants to put the ordeal behind her. But her father can’t.
(your hook starts here)
Level-headed Mr. Manning is charged with killing his daughter’s kidnapper.
Amid her family’s turmoil – father in prison, brother too scared to leave the house and mother with one foot over the threshold of sanity – Corinne finds herself snubbed by classmates and friends. Everyone is throwing around accusations that she was a willing participant in the abduction, that it was just a suburban teen’s ploy for attention.
Corrine is grateful to be distracted by an intense relationship with Heath, the mysterious new good-looking guy at school. But too many questions surround him. Is Heath’s appearance in the aftermath of her kidnapping more than mere coincidence?
Deliberate Stranger is a romantic mystery aimed at a young adult audience.
You need less description and more on the actual plot. Heath arrives...and? Why is he interested in her at all? Yes, that's part of the mystery but at some point, early on, they connect. Why? What's his pick up line so to speak.