How do you defend yourself against your enemies… if they’re already dead?
More than twenty years after she kills her abusive father, Sali Bloo has found happiness. A world-class runner, teacher, and recently engaged, her future looks bright until her sister is gunned down following a race. The course of her life changes when she is forced to revisit a dark past filled with lies and painful memories in order to ensure the gunman will never hurt anyone again.
CRY LIKE A GIRL
The descent into madness isn’t always accompanied by sirens and flashing lights. Sometimes, it sneaks up as quietly as fog…
To the unknowing, Susan and Henry McFarland appear to be just another small-town couple working toward the American dream. Susan, an introverted housewife and part-time librarian is the yin to Henry’s extroverted, rising-star yang. Susan has always dreamed of the perfect life: a loving husband and a home filled with children, all wrapped up in a white picket fence. But the perfect life she dreams of is rooted in the soil of a dark secret. Henry is a man’s man: confident, likable, and no more than a handshake away from taking hold of the brass ring. Unknown to him, his brass ring is hanging on the proverbial gates of hell. Unknown to Susan, Henry has a secret of his own, which lives on the other side of her white picket fence. It’s their seven-year anniversary. While Susan spends the day preparing the meal for their traditional dinner, Henry accepts the terms of a new job assignment and seals the deal with a night out with the boys. Susan’s worry turns to anger when Henry stumbles in after midnight and falls into bed without acknowledging the importance of the day or her efforts. That single marital infraction turns out to be the first in a string of many; each silently picking at the seams of Susan’s damaged past. In a twist of irony, just as Henry realizes the consequences of his wrongdoings the universe begins to punish him for them. As he scrambles to right his wrongs and change the course of their lives, someone else is determined to see him fail.
RUN LIKE A GIRL
Fight or flight?
When a homemade sex tape falls into the wrong hands, Marti Jerome jumps to conclusions and chooses the path of least resistance by running far and fast, a skill she has mastered as well as a pirouette. Just as she relaxes into thinking she’s put a safe distance between her and her troubles, she learns that even a small town in the Texas hill country isn’t faraway enough to hide from the most relentless of pursuers—her conscience.
THE RED STROKES
Just because you’re sisters, doesn’t mean you’re friends.
The Fahning sisters. As individual as snowflakes with a kinship that resembles a stick and plate balancing act. It takes constant work and the slightest misstep threatens to bring it to a shattering end. Yet among their many differences is a bond, a common thread that has carried them through decades of both happy and sad tears. The heartstring. When their eccentric father dies, he leaves behind a cryptic message and enough secrets to pave the road from Pennsylvania to his hometown in Mississippi. With the help of someone from their past, the sisters learn to accept, forgive, and embrace the red strokes of his and their own life.