By Judy Larsen
"How a lot do you like me?" Daniel requested his mom.
"I love you the entire numbers."
What starts off as a sunny August afternoon on a bucolic lake becomes a tragedy whilst a Jet Ski swerves fatally just about shore. It's an afternoon Ellen Banks may well by no means have ready for, an afternoon no mom should still ever need to stay through.
The second her son James is killed, Ellen needs to face the incredible whereas attempting to stay robust for her older son, Daniel, who witnessed the fateful coincidence and blames himself. Ellen's surprise and grief quickly crumple to defiance as legal professionals and policemen who as soon as vowed to aid Ellen's wish for justice succumb to political strain and again away. nonetheless, Ellen is set to determine the reckless younger guy pay for his crime and to heal her family's deep wounds. yet first she needs to heal herself.
An unforgettable trip of strength and emotion, the entire Numbers poignantly depicts a woman's reckoning together with her personal vulnerability and discovering within the knowledge of motherhood the redemptive grace to start again.
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All the Numbers: A Novel by Judy Larsen