Elizabeth Walker has spent most of the past three decades trying to forget the loss of her mother and father, a lonely childhood spent in a series of foster homes and the two baby sisters she hasn't seen in twenty-five years. She values her privacy above everything, and has built a wall around herself that few people have ever climbed. But when her best friend, Gina, risks losing her young daughter to an impersonal court system-the same system that failed Elizabeth many years ago-she vows to fight back. But Elizabeth needs help. She needs the kind of help that a family can give, and she needs Ryan Paxton, the brilliant attorney whose tragic family history is intertwined with her own. As the custody battle turns to something more dangerous-and more deadly-Elizabeth comes face-to-face with a past she has tried to forget and a future she wants to embrace.
by Karen Young
by Karen Romano Young
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