What lies beneath the layers of hurt?
Though haunted by her troubled past, Dot has found a safe haven. She has a fierce protector and a colorful collection of friends...but sometimes she wonders if her life will ever be normal again. Though college and romance await her, embracing them requires a new kind of strength one she isn't sure she has.
Emerging from years of confusion, Cora struggles to latch hold of the sanity she needs to return to the real world. She yearns to find a place of peace...but first she must deal with the ghosts of her past.
Can this mother and daughter overcome abuse, betrayal, abandonment, and the horrors of sexual trafficking, and make it back into each others arms? Facing the past is never easy. But as they chip away the layers, they might just find something beautiful beneath the mess.
This is Susie's debut novel as an author. She masterfully tells the stories of a mother and daughter's journeys starting with the present, back tracking to the past, and coming full circle to the present again. It may sound confusing, but it keeps your flipping each page wondering how these two women ended up where they found themselves. Full of raw emotion, redemption, renewal and never ending love, Susie's book is one you won't want to put down.
Heart gripping and eye opening, this novel not only tells a story, but brings awareness of sex trafficking and how anyone can help stop this horrible crime. It's not an issue "out there somewhere in the world", it's happening right here in the city I live in.
Full of raw emotion, redemption, renewal and never ending love, Susie's book is one you won't want to put down.
Keep an eye out for Susie's next book.
I purchased this book to support my friend Susie. This review is my honest opinion. You can purchase this book at Amazon in print form or ebook form.