Someone to Blame: A Novel

Someone to Blame: A Novel

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by C. S. Lakin
     
 

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In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more. Breakers, a

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In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more. 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. Author C. S. Lakin explores our need to assign reason and fix blame for the pain and grief in our lives. Though the circumstances are fictional, the emotions are real and universal, making Someone to Blame a great and inspiring read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310327394
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,166,352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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C. S. Lakin’s captivating writing and well-drawn characters immediately drew me into this story. I loved it!”

—Cindy Martinusen Coloma, author of Orchid House and Beautiful — Cindy Martinusen Coloma, , Author

“Lakin is a welcome voice bringing fresh emotion to a story that doesn’t shy away from difficult issues. I knew Lakin was special from the first chapter. I kept thinking, ‘I hope people think this when they read my stuff.’”

—Harry Kraus, author of The Six-Liter Club and Salty Like Blood — Harry Kraus, , Author

“A poignant and relevant story of redemption and renewal, wonderfully written and powerfully paced. C. S. Lakin deftly explores the heart’s desperate struggle to make sense of loss. Well done.”

—Susan Meissner, author of The Shape of Mercy — Susan Meissner, , Author

“Beautifully written by C. S. Lakin, this deeply moving story of grace in hard places will linger with you long after the last page.”

—James Scott Bell, author of Sins of the Fathers — James Scott Bell, , Author

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Meet the Author

C. S. Lakin currently works as a freelance copyeditor and writing mentor, specializing in helping authors prepare their books for publication. The first book in her Gates of Heaven fantasy series with AMG, The Wolf of Tebron, released August 2010, with numerous books to follow. She is currently completing her tenth novel and developing a dog memoir of epic proportion. Lakin welcomes your comments at www.Someone To Blame.com.

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