Hanna and Joe are an average married couple with two daughters. They’ve always known that their youngest daughter, Dawn, was different, but were never overly concerned about her other than by the bullying she received from her peers due to a lazy eye and seeming to be mentally “off”.
When Dawn brings home her new boyfriend, Rud, both Hanna and Joe can’t help but wonder about his intentions with their daughter. When they are burglarized, while Dawn’s boyfriend is the only one home, Joe accuses Rud of stealing from them and Dawn and Rud take off.
Later that night, Joe and Hanna are brutally attacked and Joe is killed while Hanna is left for dead. Miraculously, Hanna survives, but she doesn’t remember anything that happened that night. Rud is convicted of the attack and sent to prison while Dawn is never charged with any crime and has an alibi for the night of the attack.
Three years later, Dawn lives across the country and only speaks to her mother by phone. Rud wins an appeal to have a new trial without some of the damaging testimony that helped put him away. When Hanna hears the news, she is determined to try anything to bring back her memory from that night so she can testify against him.
When Dawn suddenly decides she needs to come home to be with her mom Hanna is thrilled and hopes to rebuild their relationship. Things don’t go the way that Hanna imagined and she may have to face some very hard truths about her family.
This book did not end as I expected, but it was very well written and fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. I’ll be watching for more novels by this author.
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