A Fearful Lie
By the time Gloria sees the little boy step out from between the parked cars it is too late. She hears the sickening thud as her vehicle strikes his body. She remembers that third drink at the bar, her husband's career as a police officer. Fearful that if she stays she will ruin the lives of those she loves, Gloria drives away. She leaves the child on the sidewalk for his mother to find. Having convinced herself she can live with this decision, Gloria is surprised to find her guilt beginning to take a toll on her family. Turning away from her marriage as it falls apart, she decides to atone for her crime by devoting her life to helping others. What better place to start than with Marisa, the mother of the boy she killed?
- Paperback | 339 pages
- 152 x 229 x 18mm | 463g
- 25 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Jean Fournier Johnson
Jean earned a B.A. (Honours English, Great Distinction, Celanese Canada Prize for Outstanding Achievement), an M.A. in English and taught a writing course at Concordia University in Montreal.