A skilled storyteller. --New York Times Book Review

"A writer of great power and psychological depth, creating characters that resonate brilliantly beyond the boundaries of gender and race." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain 

Felicia Fontenot has returned to her hometown to care for her ailing mother. In the small community, Felicia must live across the street from Luther Jackson, her first love--and his wife, Juanita, the woman for whom he left her. But Felicia bears Luther no ill will. Their past is in the past. Yet no sooner has she settled in than the town is rocked by a tragic crime--one that hits all too close to home. 

Luther's pregnant wife and young son have been horrifically killed--and the police have instantly identified Luther as their prime suspect. Shocked and dismayed, Felicia is soon torn between her mother's admonition not to get involved--and her own desire to clear Luther and perhaps gain a second chance with the man she has never forgotten. It is a journey that will lead her to discover not only the depths of her own humanity, but the true meaning of love. . .


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