Abigail Barnes loved her mother, Paula, very much. They were best friends and shared many secrets. Abby's father, Leonard worked a stressful job to provide for his family. When Abby was 7 years old, Leo had changed. He lost his job and his behavior became volatile. He tortured Paula, Abby and her older sister Kara. One night, Paula endured something so horrific, that it made her realize that she needs to do what is best for her and her young daughters. They left Leo, and moved to her mother's farmhouse. Fifteen years later, Abby's mother is working to support her family. Having been tortured by the memories of Leo's wrath, Abby got into trouble. She was using drugs, drinking, and engaging in risky behavior. Paula and Kara talked Abby into going to rehab for 90 days. During those 90 days, Paula ran into Leo while in town. The two start talking. Leo tries to make amends for his behavior, while harboring a dark secret: he was not who he appeared to be. Leo scams his way back into Paula's good graces, and they rekindle their romance. Having turned a new leaf, Abby completes rehab and is happier than she has ever been in her life. When she arrives home, however, that happiness is met with betrayal and fear. She sees Leo. Abby keeps a close eye on Leo. She put up a front around Leo because she knew he was hiding something. She did not trust him, and she would do anything to protect her mother. When tragedy hits Paula once again, Abby confronts Leo, with Kara mediating the confrontation. Leo was never seen alive again. When his body is discovered by a man in a kayak, police search for clues as to how this man died. They interview Paula, Kara, Abby, and anyone who knew Leo. Who killed Leo and how did they do it? Only one person knows what happened the night he died.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
- 24 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Shauna Silva
Shauna Silva was born and raised in Connecticut. She graduated from Coventry High School and went on to Teikyo Post University, where she majored in Psychology, with a focus on Art and English. She spends her free time writing stories and poems. She also dabbles in the world of art. She runs a e-Zine called Blurbal Vomit, where she discusses anything to do with pop culture, politics, weird news, feminism, and everything in between. She will be working on her next book during NaNoWriMo 2015.