A Novel of Grief and Family Love
Frank relishes fast success and early retirement, but struggling to preserve his life’s work thrusts him into a desperate battle to protect the people he cares about most. Beverly seeks a new beginning in Tarpon Springs-until those she trusts steal control of her destiny, forcing a fight for her very survival. All twelve-year-old Kevin wants is attention from the only man he respects, yet murder and the wrenching indifference of a callous legal system toward one vulnerable child proves even friendship might never be enough. Riven by tragedy, consumed by grief, all three must confront the wondrous possibility that our indelible bonds may somehow transcend even death, that a cherished soul truly can find the way back.
* * * * * Five-Star Review
By T. Sanders on October 18, 2015:
I was immediately drawn to this book because of the alluring cover and intriguing title–the ambiguity of it appealed to my curious side. I wasn’t sure what to expect the story to be about, but I knew I was in for an interesting read. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching narratives I’ve ever experienced.
The author’s descriptions are unique and riveting, laced with raw emotion that catapults readers straight into the heads and hearts of each of the characters. We feel all of their emotions – sadness, angst, joy, and loss. Our hearts ache for the young Kevin Riner who learns about life the hard way, Beverly who finally opens herself up to love again, and Frank, who learns that life is better when shared with someone you love. Each of these characters, along with a host of others, have a unique story to tell; yet the author finds a way to entwine all of their experiences together in a remarkable way.
This story had a little bit of everything I search for in a tale: emotion, suspense, murder, and even a bit of court room drama – which I enjoyed. But mostly, it had an almost lyrical story that makes one really take stock of the fragility and value of life.
I whole-heartedly encourage anyone who’s ever lost a loved one to read this book. Whether it’s possible or even believable, or not, for these things to happen; it leaves you with a sense of peace and hope that perhaps they could. I will never forget this story.