Falls Boys (Hellbent #1) by Penelope Douglas

Also by Penelope Douglas


Author's Note

Map of Shelburne Falls

Family Tree


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30


Author's Letter


About the Author



Punk 57

Birthday Girl


Tryst Six Venom

The Devil’s Night Series



Kill Switch



Fire Night

The Fall Away Series


Until You


Falling Away



Next to Never

The Hellbent Series

(Fall Away Spin-Off/in progress)

Falls Boys

Pirate Girls

Quiet Ones

Night Thieves

Parade Alley

Fire Falls

“B.Y.O.B.” by System of a Down

“Dark In My Imagination” by of Verona

“Dark Matter” by Darkswoon

“Esto No A Terminado (This Isn’t Over)” by Snow Tha Product, The Newton Brothers

“Feel Good” by SAYGRACE

“How Villains Are Made” by Madalen Duke

“I Ran (So Far Away)” by Hidden Citizens

“Immigrant Song” by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Karen O

“Kill Me First” by Emanuel Vo Williams, Robin Loxley, Samantha Powell

“Problem” by Natalie Kills

“Queen” by Loren Gray

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

“Throne” by Saint Mesa

“Wherever I May Roam” by J Balvin, Metallica

“Wicked Game” by HIM

“ZITTI E BUONI” by Måneskin

In addition to playlists, all of my stories come with Pinterest mood boards.

Feel free to take a look at FALLS BOYS’ storyboard as you read!

The Hellbent series is a spin-off of the Fall Away series. These are the kids’ stories.

Reading Fall Away is helpful but not necessary. The parents do appear a lot, as well as references to their past storylines, so if you wish to read those first, the order is BULLY, UNTIL YOU, RIVAL, FALLING AWAY, AFLAME, and NEXT TO NEVER.

ADRENALINE is a bonus content collection of conversations and scenes I wrote over the course of the Fall Away series as treats for readers. It was published after the series ended. You can find it on my website, as well as more bonus scenes written after its publication.

We first meet the main characters of Hellbent in the epilogue of AFLAME, and they appear heavily in NEXT TO NEVER. There are also a couple of bonus scenes on my website that take place after NEXT TO NEVER and kick off their journeys.

Again, none of this is necessary, but if you’d like to experience the whole world, BULLY is where you can start.


Please click the link for a map of Shelburne Falls.

Please click the link for a family tree.

To my father, who wishes I’d write “a nice murder mystery.”

This is it, Dad.

There’s still going to be sex in it, though.


I don’t know how I’ll die, but God, I hope it’s with a view.

The rafters above cross over my head, ascending higher and higher and only visible by the faint light of the moon streaming through the windows.

But as I stretch my eyes, trying to see deeper into the darkness up there, it just becomes a void. Invisible. Empty space. I can’t make out what’s beyond, and I almost like that better.