This is the sequel to Inside Passage, it doesn't have to be read to understand this book but I definitely recommend it! It just lets you get more attached to the characters and shows how Abe and Corey found each other. Plus it is written just as brilliantly as this book!
Corey is starting her life over again with a mostly clean state. She is building a relationship with her son Billy, luxuriating in her love for Abe, and finding herself through finding troubled children and helping them out of abusive situations. Life is beginning to feel normal for her again just before she gets caught in the middle of a new spider's web.
Abe is a talented psychologist who has been helping a young woman Maisie with some of her issues. When she begins to tell him stories about sex and drugs he starts to become concerned especially when she misses one of her weekly drug tests. Billy, Corey's son and friend of Maisie's, confirms that these things have been happening with an older girl named Star.
What none of them know is the whirlwind that's about to spiral them out of control. The whirl wind's name is Teaser and knows Maisie's real father. That's why he sent Star to befriend her. With a mind focused on revenge he will let nothing stand in his way.
Such a great book!!!! I love the way Burt Weissbourd handles sensitive issues and weaves them seamlessly into a difficult plot while still keeping you right on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out what's coming next. There is some talk about sexual and physical abuse but it's handled well while also giving a very real look at how difficult it is to deal with.
Burt Weissbourd is such a great writer and the characters are phenomenal and real. I would kill to have Abe as my actual therapist! He paints realistic pictures of people with all their foibles and imperfections as well as showing their strength and intelligence. All in all definitely a great read!