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Wanted by Jo Ho – A YA Suspense Thriller

Living on the streets wasn’t a walk in the park, but it was still preferable to what I had to deal with at home, and after some eight months of being on my own, I’d gotten my routine down to a fine art – a morning dumpster dive followed by a dip in the Central Park pond – when one day I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. It wasn’t a big deal to help him, but then he ended up saving my life which is when I realized there was something special about him: Muttface wasn’t a normal dog – he was crazy intelligent. I’m talking Mensa levels. And he wasn’t an accident either, having recently escaped from a mysterious lab. We were just getting to know each other when things took a bloody turn. The vet, Sully, a troubled guy who had recently lost his wife to cancer, did what he could and I guess that would’ve been the end of our story if we hadn’t been attacked by a gang of mercenaries who destroyed Sully’s clinic and seemed intent on doing the same to us. So now here we were, the three of us. On the run across the country against a seemingly all-powerful enemy. Who were they and what did they want with us? Through the danger, terror, and pain, one thing was becoming clear to me: I had finally found the family I had always wanted and I would do anything to keep them safe – even if it meant risking my own life.

Our Summary

Wanted is a YA suspense thriller set in New York. It revolves around teenager Chase Ryder and her dog Bandit, as they run and fight for their lives while escaping the mercenary billionaire who created Bandit. Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will enjoy this epic urban mystery novel that will keep you holding on to your breath until the last page.

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What People Are Saying

“Bandit, Chase and Sully keep this amazing story moving at a fast and furious pace. They are determined to right a horrible misjustice and go up against one who believes himself above all others. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this hard to put down book. I don’t know if there will be a sequel but if there is I’d be sure to buy it.” – JMP, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★

“This book changed my life forever. I will never be able to read another book again, because this completely shattered the competition. There is nothing on this earth more satisfying than finishing this book. I tried to read other books following the release of Wanted (The Chase Ryder Series Book 1) but every other story pales in comparison to this masterpiece.”Amazon Customer ★★★★★

“A very enjoyable tale by a new voice in young adult fiction. It grabbed me from the first page and kept me up late turning pages! Delightful characters and a wonderful understanding of animal nature. I highly recommend for any age!” Pat Gerson, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★

About the Author

Jo Ho is a self-taught screenwriter who learned her craft when she locked herself in a room and binge-watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has since created and worked on shows, such as the critically acclaimed CBBC action fantasy television series, Spirit Warriors, which was nominated for Best Children’s Programme at the 2011 Broadcast Awards. She is a self-confessed geek and gamer. She lives  in London and hopes one day to travel across America in a super kitted out, Zombie-apocalypse-ready RV, with her lovely fella, Matt, and three equally lovely kitties. Read her blog at, and check out her other books on Amazon.

Similar Books

  • Maximum Ride by James Patterson
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Watchers by Dean Koontz
  • The Unknown Assassin series by Allen Zadoff

Preview the Book

Wanted is a YA mystery novel that will appeal to fans of thrillers, suspense, dogs, strong heroines, New York, evil geniuses, and of course, the friendship between a human and a pet.

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