Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she has succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent - maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social - a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives...and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son...and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.
"A complex and emotional story." (
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Good story, dreadful narration
Emotional rollercoaster of a family story.
No - I don't re-read or re-listen to books but I have been thinking about the issues the booked raised.
I liked hearing the different voices - of Andy, Lauren, Maggie, Marcus - it gave the book a good energy.
I liked Marcus & Andy.
- Helen L