A haunting, evocative novel about a woman who might have to face the disturbing truth about her own daughter.Hanna and Joe send their awkward daughter Dawn off to college hoping that she will finally "come into her own." When she brings her new boyfriend, Rud, to her sister's wedding, her parents... show more
A haunting, evocative novel about a woman who might have to face the disturbing truth about her own daughter.Hanna and Joe send their awkward daughter Dawn off to college hoping that she will finally "come into her own." When she brings her new boyfriend, Rud, to her sister's wedding, her parents try to suppress their troubling impressions of him for Dawn's sake. Not long after, Hanna and Joe suffer a savage attack at home, resulting in Joe's death and Hanna's severe injury and memory loss. Rud is convicted of the crime, and the community speculates that Dawn may also have been involved. When Rud wins an appeal and Dawn returns to live in the family home, Hanna resolves to recall that traumatic night so she can testify in the retrial, exonerate her daughter, and keep her husband's murderer in jail. But as those memories resurface, Hanna faces the question of whether she knows her own daughter-and whether she ever did.
Publish date: 2016-03-01
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Lacy Eye, Jessica Treadway, author, Ellen Archer, narrator When the novel begins, the reader learns that on the same day that the Schutt family was robbed, by an unknown thief, Joe Schutt was awakened and murdered in his bedroom, and his wife Hanna was brutally bludgeoned and left for dead on the be...
Lacy Eye: when you willfully cover the truth with something prettier than it really is, despite evidence to the contrary, like putting a pretty piece of lace over your eyes - usually a form of denial. Lacy Eye opens on Hanna three years after a savage attack in her bedroom leaves her disfigured, ...
I’d done my best to convince myself it was Dawn I was trying to save from repeating the humiliation she had suffered the first time. What I find too much to let in, most days, is the possibility that I was also trying to save myself. I am going to try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible...