by Ann Roberts
Juvenile delinquents are vanishing from Lakeview, Michigan. Story Black, a brilliant fifteen-year-old, has heard the smartest kids go from jail to a special school—and then college. The mastermind behind it all is Lakeview’s newest citizen, Charlotte “Char” Barnaby, a former high school principal and winner of the largest lottery jackpot in history. She brings her powerful billions back to her dying hometown, determined to save it and the worthiest children—regardless of what it costs.
Story plans to be next. Getting arrested is easy but getting out of Lakeview may be impossible. Standing between her and her new life is her mother, Patty Black, a meth user with a genius I.Q. and a mysterious past of her own. Char launches an elaborate scheme to convince Patty to let Story go, but Patty is an immovable force, unwilling to put Story’s happiness before her own. When Story and Char form an alliance, Patty is outraged and threatens to destroy everything Char has built, not caring if she brings down all of Lakeview and her own daughter.
|Publication Date||September 16, 2021|