By Drusilla Campbell
Dana Cabot can't take note the type of individual she was once prior to could twenty ninth, the day she turned offended at God, at her workaholic lawyer husband, and herself. The day her seven-year-old daughter, Bailey, disappeared. because the months put on on with out a hint of her lovely yet bothered baby, Dana can not help blaming her husband's arguable protection of an accused abuser for taking part in a job within the abduction - and it exhibits within the pressure on their marriage. yet then a stunning occasion deals a clue to what rather occurred to Bailey - and Dana's unwitting half in it. Haunted by means of the unthinkable outcomes of unveiling every little thing she is familiar with, Dana needs to come to a decision no matter if to maintain the reality to herself - or danger wasting the remainder of her relatives. Suspenseful, searing, and poignant, this superbly written novel deals beautiful insights into the which means of honesty - in marriage, in friendship, and in justice...
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No one wanted to be there. Mothers and fathers, boyfriends, grandparents, everyone either overweight or way too thin, the jittery eyes Morse coding the need for a smoke: they all had stories. Their children had vanished from highway rest stops, shopping malls, on the way to school. Ordinary children, not one of them spectacular in any way. Little boys in OshKosh B’Gosh overalls with tape on the temples of their small eyeglasses. Girls in school uniforms or cutoffs, their hair in ponytails or curly or cut short and straight with bangs that hung down over their eyebrows.
Tom’s, and Dana was angry with God. Lexy’s office occupied what had once been the master bedroom of the bungalow. Across from a large corner window open to the street, a wall of bookcases was packed tight with books that Dana had at first assumed were seminary texts. Looking closer she saw Buddhist titles as well as psychology, biology, and physics, Sufi poetry, the enneagram, and even astrology. ” Dana perched on the edge of a worn leather couch. ” Lying had always come easily. Lexy sat behind her desk.
It’s a control thing. Doubt equals discomfort in most people’s lives. ” Dana fiddled with the frayed cording around the leather cushion. ” But don’t count on me for a Christmas present this year. Dana was becoming as bad-tempered as her grandmother, Imogene. Imogene had rained on every parade Dana ever took part in, squatted on every float she ever built, and slept through every song she ever marched to. To get out of Imogene’s house Dana had learned to shape reality by focusing on her goals and depending on only herself.