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ABOUT THE BOOK
Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'.
His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Someone To Blame, go HERE.
"Facing Uncomfortable Truths, Finding Unexpected Grace" is the tag line which you will find printed prominently on the back of this book. It is a hope you instantly hang upon the author's shoulders as you begin to get to know this family and their community.
You know this family: Matt, Irene and Casey. You may even know Billy. You might even be one of these people. Reading this book may make you feel a little uncomfortable, but the fact you already "know" them means you won't be able to quit reading.
For me, Lakin saved her best writing for last when she included her description of peace amongst the last pages of the book. On page 359 she writes, "She thought peace would be a gentle, soft feeling, but it was much the opposite. Peace was powerful... flattened... everything into submission." Obviously, I shortened that entire page into just a few short words because I want you to get the entire impact of that scene and those words for yourself. However, I will tell you that is was worth reading this book for that one scene alone. I will never think of peace in the same way again.