Social Worker Sadey Collins has been investigating abuse and neglect cases for Child Protective Services on a daily basis for over 3 years. However, her latest case is tearing at her heart strings. While helping a 10-year-old girl, who reminds her of herself, deal with her mother's drug problems, the girl in turn helps Sadey deal with her own childhood issues revolving around her father's drug use and subsequent incarceration. While Sadey struggles to do right by the family she is investigating, she must also deal with her own family issues and stay alive in the process. When she manages to anger a local drug dealer, she is introduced to her best friend's soon to be brother-in-law, who graciously jumps in to keep her safe; but can she keep herself from getting too comfortable or will he be just another intrusion attempting to force Sadey to deal with her feelings and emotions? Sadey must juggle an extremely full caseload with the emotional roller coaster that just entered her life. She does it all under the watchful eye of her 90 lb. hound dog, Bones, whose ability to always leave a trail of drool in his wake and create his own chaos, actually has her questioning whether or not his crazy antics are really creating more problems in her life, or offering her a better solution to her difficulties.
About the Author
Christy Wilson lives with her family in the mountains of Ritchie County, West Virginia. She and her husband have three children, who have given her four beautiful grandchildren that she doesn't get to spoil often enough. She spent several years doing social work as a Homefinder for a foster care agency and a Child Protective Service worker for the DHHR. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Reading and taught in the public school system for around 5 years. When she's not writing or spoiling her grandchildren, you will most likely find her wrapped up with her dogs and a good book or cross-stitching and scrapbooking.