by Brenda Adcock
Maddie James, a former rising rock star, saw her career crash and burn after a night of drug-induced recklessness. Now she has just been released after spending ten long years in prison and a lifetime of poor choices, her career and future gone. She takes her first steps to establish a new life, unable to trust anyone and remaining the sullen, impulsive woman she had always been. She is determined to forget her past and take control her life on her own terms again. When she is hired by a traveling carnival group, she’s accepted despite her past and is finally befriended by people who don’t judge her. But memories from the past haunt her and she leaves the carnival in the middle of the night, not realizing her past will always follow her.
Danielle Hunter is a part of Maddie’s past, a teenager when they first met and now a woman in her mid-twenties, beginning a new and promising career. Dani discovers that Maddie has returned to the town where everything she wanted had been destroyed and despite her fascination with the fallen rocker, Maddie pushes her away…until Maddie is arrested for the murder of a woman she had a dispute with while incarcerated. Now broken and defeated, Maddie gives up on a future of any kind. Can Dani do anything to save Maddie from returning to prison for a crime she didn’t commit or let Maddie continue her destructive journey down the endless road of bad decisions?