Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job
as a high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without
warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is
betrayed by friends and lashes out.

prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her
attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail and Pearl shuts her
out … or when she discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the
football coach.

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Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure. Kellie's books tell emotionally poignant stories about women in life-changing circumstances. She writes about messy lives ... and eternal hope. Kellie currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a very spoiled 2.7 lb. Yorkie named Ava.

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