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“A small boy huddled in the dark. His mother had promised she would never leave him… not in this awful house… not in this terrible town. But she was dead. Gone. And he was alone. Trapped. With no one to answer his desperate call or hear his final agonized cry… and now…”

Originally released in 1983, this novel is widely considered one of Joanne’s pre-Hannah Swensen best. Read this re-edited version and decide for yourself!