It's the phone call every parent dreads: in the middle of the night, Sandy Cline learns that her twenty-year-old son, Jordan, has been in a car accident. Her nephew, Travis, was also in the car, along with Travis's girlfriend. All three are alive - but barely. The car was smashed against a tree along a remote and winding road, beautiful but deadly, in their rural Texas Hill Country town.
In the wake of the car crash, the close-knit family is tested like never before. Jenna, Travis's mother, blames Jordan - as well as her sister, Sandy - after reports surface that Jordan had been driving. As the young adults struggle to survive, tension between their parents escalates. But when trust is broken and a shocking family secret is exposed, it creates a perfect storm of harrowing consequences. Rumors in the small town spread like wildfire. When details of the accident are questioned, Sandy and Jenna wonder if their family has been destroyed beyond repair.
As always, there's much more to the story...if the family is to survive, they will have to come together to confront the terrible truth and overcome their pain. But are some betrayals unforgivable?
©2016 Barbara Taylor Sissel (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The characters aren't very likable, especially that of Jordy, who I felt should have been more relatable. A major loophole in the entire manslaughter case +spoiler alert+ is that the kids were drinking at the house of the girl's parents, who may have even provided the alcohol to the minors. Where was their culpability? The girl, I can't even remember her name, was barely a character at all. Nothing about her personality was even discussed, despite the fact that she was supposed to have been one of the boys' girlfriends.
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