I had a feeling that Someone to Blame would rock my world and I was right. I love being right, but what I wasn't expecting was a roller coaster ride with the theme being my deepest, darkest fears. As a parent of teenagers (see Saturday's blog) I would do anything to protect my kids from harm in all of its forms. We all would. So therein lies my deepest fear.
Someone to Blame is the story of the aftermath of tragedy. A parent's nightmare.
Meet the Moores. They are an average, middle-class church going family. Mom Irene is a teacher, Dad Matt a contractor, Daniel the troubled, difficult child, Jesse the happy-go-lucky kid, and Casey the proud and fiercely loyal sister. They didn't even know that they were a family hanging on by a thread when the unthinkable happens and both boys end up dead.
The Moores move to a town called Breakers, a place where no one knows their name or the grief they have endured. Their identity is now that of a family broken by losing their sons, one to an accident, one to despair. Now they know that they are hanging on by a thread.
Breakers in the late fall and early winter is gray and rocky and the townspeople, though most are nice enough, have made some interesting life choices. When a young and shifty drifter comes to town and trouble ensues, they must decide whether or not to take the law into their own hands.
Someone to Blame explores the natural outcome of bitterness, fear, and revenge left to fester in the human heart and mind. C.S. Lakin spares no one as truth is exposed in order for healing to have a chance.
C.S.Lakin said in an interview that this book "morphed into a study of the way we blame ourselves, God, and others for the pain we have in life." (Check out the whole interview by Kim at Window to My World).
This book will challenge the way you look at life. Oh, Mom's out there, there is one place in this book where you will want to stand up and cheer!
Live. Love. Laugh. Tell them you love them.
Read on for more about this book.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'.
His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Someone To Blame, go HERE.