Out of Ashes
Would you leave everyone you love to escape the one you fear?
Cathryn Banks’s father is ambidextrous. He uses one hand for love and the other for rage. She hides his abuse beneath long-sleeves, makeup, and lies.
Every time her father locks her in her room, Cathryn wonders if she’ll ever go to school again. She longs to tell her friends the truth, but she cannot risk her father discovering her plans. Maybe this time she and her mother will succeed.
Maybe this time they’ll escape.
Once Is Too Many
“I should have known I was in trouble when he smiled at my parents’ funeral, but God, how I needed that smile.”
A grieving woman. A troubled man. Together they help each other heal, but when their gifted daughter falls silent before her father’s escalating temper, Beatrice must decide: leave the man she loves, or live with the monster inside him.