I really found it very easy to become totally involved in this story. It's a lesson in just how close to the edge most of us come and how little we know about those nearest to us.
'When a tragedy hits you,' her mother began. 'I mean when it first hits you, it's the end of the world. It's like being dumped in the ocean during a storm. The water tosses you and thrashes you and there's nothing you can do but try to stay afloat. Part of you - maybe even most of you - doesn't even want to keep your head above water. You want to stop fighting and just sink away. But you can't.'
Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
The Story of My Face by Kathy Paige
Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido