Deeply Disturbing Account of a little-known American Scandal – awarded on Goodreads.
Wingate tells this story using two heroines. Rill Foss is a 12-year old who, along with four younger siblings, is snatched from one life and dropped into another. As the oldest, she feels a keen responsibility for keeping her brothers and sisters together and finding a way back to their parents. The second heroine is Avery Stafford, the daughter of a prominent Senator, who slowly unravels some long-buried family secrets that ultimately cause her to question her work, her fiancé, and her future.
This is NOT an easy book to read. There are bereft parents, tragic deaths, and both emotional and physical abuse to get past. But it’s a captivating novel full of characters who will touch you deeply.