By A. Manette Ansay
From manhattan instances bestselling writer A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable tale of 2 households united through tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional trip towards a call she'd by no means suggestion attainable. On a standard morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered whilst a inebriated motive force -- Meg's onetime ally, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' vehicle, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her personal accidents, she and Rex are surprised whilst Cindy Ann gets an insignificant slap at the wrist. of their rage and grief, they purchase a ship to sail all over the world, hoping to place as a lot distance as attainable among themselves and Cindy Ann. but if Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a family members marriage ceremony, she's pressured to stand the advanced ties that bind her to the lady who has destroyed her peace.
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I was already scrambling down the companionway. Rummaging through the mess, I couldn’t stop seeing, again and again, the arc of Rex’s body as it fell. Only this time, it missed the safety lines and landed in the water like a sack of grain. What could I have done to save him? Thrown him the life preserver we kept in the cockpit. Turned on the engine. Lowered the sail the rest of the way, secured the boom, brought the boat around. All the while keeping him in sight, because once you lose sight of something in the water, you’re not going to find it again.
There was a pageant at Christmastime, an Easter-egg hunt in April. The Hales had been lots of places, but Houndfish Cay was their favorite. And of course, their little guy loved it there. 56 ~ A. M A N ET TE A NSAY Rex and I exchanged the tolerant glances of people who don’t keep pets. ” Eli asked. I looked at Rex; he shrugged. “Bermuda, for now. ” “Now that’s the cruising spirit,” Eli said. ” Bernadette laughed. ” Like farmers, the four of us stopped talking for a moment, stared reverently, beseechingly, at the sky.
I sank onto the couch. The smell seemed stronger here. I could almost place it; I fought the urge to squint, as if that might help me see. And then, there it was: Cindy Ann Kreisler’s house. Not the grand place where she lived now, but the farmhouse she’d grown up in, four square rooms off a shotgun hall, divided by stairs that led to the second-story bedrooms, the attic.