Connor Reedly will do anything to appease Nadine, his dying wife. Her cancer is voracious, relentless. So when she asks to see her sister Aida Mitchell in Hailey, California, a destitute desert town, he reluctantly agrees. When she asks him to meet Mason Becker, a friend of her sister, he unwillingly complies. Mason offers him $250,000 to write 10 articles in eight days, insinuating if Connor agrees, Nadine will be healed. Connor assumes Mason is psychotic, but it's a risk he feels he must take.
Who is Mason, really? Where did he get the money? What was the purpose of these articles? If Mason refuses to answer these questions, Connor promises to walk out on the project. It is then that Mason reveals the truth of the situation - a truth that, at first, sounds far-fetched. A truth that will shake Connor to his very core. It will capsize his deepest held convictions; it will rattle his blackest skeletons; it will threaten his very life.
©2014 Aaron Gansky (P)2014 Aaron Gansky
This is a great story of the redemption of a town. Highlighted by the interrelation of the townspeople of Hailey who may be watching their town die. Personal vignettes of many of the characters reveal that there is goodness in those who seem bad. That goodness gives hope to a town that seemingly had none. A must read!
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