THE SECRET STONES

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The car crash was devastating. It left a young girl dead and another in a coma. Mattie Caulfield is horrified by the accident that has placed her 17-year-old daughter, Jessica, in a coma. There is some question as to who was driving the car, so Jessica may be in legal trouble when she awakes. Not to mention, that Maddie discovers Jessica was pregant and lost the baby in the crash.

Following her divorce from Stephen, Mattie has been rebuilding her life; possibly with new love interest Wyatt Landry. But after the crash, Stephen is back offering comfort and support to both Mattie and their 15-year-old daughter, Hannah.

Mattie is hungry for answers. It seems that Jessica has been keeping secrets from everyone. What events led to that fateful night? Mattie will not rest until she has uncovered the trutheven if that discovery shatters her world and her family.

As in her previous book, talented author Dee Holmes chooses to tackle very difficult and controversial topics. Her novels are deep, powerful, disturbing and thought-provoking. (Apr., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith