Winner of the Edgar Award!“The shocking but wholly believable climax is a moving ending to this cautionary, empathetic story of codependency.” —Booklist
Careful planning and constant control is Claudine’s protection. Order is her weapon. She’s long buried her own needs and dreams to cover for her alcoholic mom. But when Mom suddenly disappeares—another alcoholic binge?—seventeen-year-old Claudine finds herself all alone, and a much darker reality emerges from beneath years of angry denial and enabling behavior. And as the truth comes closer to the surface, Claudine must dig for the answers she’s always worked so hard to cover up.
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