By Drusilla Campbell
Dana Cabot can't consider the type of individual she used to be ahead of may possibly twenty ninth, the day she turned indignant at God, at her workaholic lawyer husband, and herself. The day her seven-year-old daughter, Bailey, disappeared. because the months put on on with no hint of her lovely yet bothered baby, Dana can not help blaming her husband's debatable security of an accused abuser for taking part in a task within the abduction - and it exhibits within the pressure on their marriage. yet then a stunning occasion deals a clue to what fairly occurred to Bailey - and Dana's unwitting half in it. Haunted through the unthinkable results of unveiling every little thing she understands, Dana needs to come to a decision no matter if to maintain the reality to herself - or probability wasting the remainder of her family members. Suspenseful, searing, and poignant, this superbly written novel bargains wonderful insights into the which means of honesty - in marriage, in friendship, and in justice...
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Television, she realized, had given her unrealistic expectations of police officers. Dana hoisted Bailey onto the counter beside the sink. Bailey immediately began banging her heels against the cupboard, chanting, “Brown s’cream, white s’cream, pink s’cream,” and so on through all the colors she knew, which were blessedly few. Above the sink and along the speckled granite counter, a line of square windows the size of playpens overlooked a wide redwood deck and back garden separated from an alley by a six-foot wall overgrown with Carolina jasmine.
She’s embarrassed. Because no one is here. ” He held up a new flyer printed on bright yellow paper with Bailey’s school photo in the center. Three front teeth out, but she grinned from ear to ear with no idea of how funny she looked. By now that empty space would be filled in. Stop. Beth said, “Jason likes road trips. ” Dana asked the boy. ” Beth patted Dana’s arm. “In their way, they’re part of this, too. We all are. ” Dana imagined a mountain of paper litter, thousands of trees slaughtered in the name of Bailey Cabot.
Dana smiled. ” Dana rolled her eyes. ” “The truth is just the truth, Dana. It doesn’t have to be original or startling. ” The skin over Lexy’s high cheekbones turned a bright pink. ” Dana laid her head against the back of the couch and closed her eyes. “I’m sorry. I know I’m being a jerk. ” Lexy’s eyes were neon green. “You’re probably more yourself right now than you’ve ever been. ” Lexy held up her nails. “Under this plastic or whatever it is, you should see my nails. Pitiful. But they’re me.
Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell