It's 1978 in the suburbs of western Ohio, and, with only a hazy memory of the violent killing which took place when she was four, thirteen-year-old Jodie has a nagging suspicion the version of the story she's been told all these years just doesn't add up. During a school day, whispers and glances from classmates set her on a path to solve the mystery. With the help of her best friend, wary Jodie searches for clues.
When a new neighbor, with ties to the event, moves in down the street, Jodie grapples with misgivings about his casual manner but is enticed by his access to additional clues. Guardedly, she accepts his help.
The gathered clues reveal bits and pieces, but also raise even more questions. The road blocks and obstacles frustrate Jodie until the night she attends her first boy-girl party where the full brunt of the memory is triggered, exposing the truth.
Only Jodie's mother, Grace, holds the key to unveil the circumstances and secrets, beginning in 1964, which led to the murder.
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About the Author
Teri Davis is a first-time novelist, born and raised in the suburbs of west central Ohio but currently residing in Oregon. She is married 25 years to husband Scott and has two grown sons, Sean and Andrew. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, travel, theater, music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.