Synopsis: The Hardings are teetering on the brink. Elson—once one of Houston’s most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations—is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mother’s minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe Harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can’t explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings’ lives start to unravel. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)
He’d regretted that conversation, just as he’d regretted almost every conversation he’d had with Cadence in the past year. He’d wanted to tell her, first and foremost, that he was happy she’d stopped by the hospital to see him, that Lorna had told him that she’d stopped by, and that it had meant a lot to him that she’d done this. But, as usual, there seemed to be an enormous gap between what he wanted to say to Cadence and what he actually said.
*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.