From award-winning author Steven Lee Gilbert comes a moving tale of the hardships involved in losing a child, the raw emotion of a child-custody battle, and the lengths a mother will go to to keep her son. A beautiful story that'll resonate you, Anna's decision to flee the country with her son will make you wonder how something so wrong could be so right. Don't hesitate to pick up this engaging, unique read!
Name: A Lovely, Indecent Departure
Rating: 4.1 stars over 24 reviews
Description: A Lovely, Indecent Departure is the riveting and emotionally-charged debut from a promising new voice in literary thrillers, and a captivating story of a mother's love and desperation set amidst the heart wrenching landscape of child custody.
Anna Miller wants only one thing, her son, and she will do anything to keep him. When a district court awards custody of Oliver to his father, she abducts the five year old and flees to Italy where with her family's help they disappear into the fabric of her native homeland. Told in prose that is both stripped-down and overpowering, Gilbert shapes the everyday conflict of child custody into a stunning search for sense of worth. Standing in the young woman's way is Evan Meade, the boy's guileful and mean-spirited father, who hires a private investigator when the efforts of the embattled local sheriff, Monroe Rossi, fail to track them down. But as the investigation draws them all closer to Anna, Evan's true nature betrays itself and the question of what's in the child's best interest becomes not so clear anymore.
Reviews: "Oh my goodness I just loved this book! This was a page turner if I ever read one. I absolutely HAD to know what was going to happen."
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