By Judy Larsen
"How a lot do you like me?" Daniel requested his mom.
"I love you all of the numbers."
What starts as a sunny August afternoon on a bucolic lake becomes a tragedy while a Jet Ski swerves fatally as regards to shore. It's an afternoon Ellen Banks might by no means have ready for, an afternoon no mom should still ever need to dwell through.
The second her son James is killed, Ellen needs to face the unbelievable whereas attempting to stay powerful for her older son, Daniel, who witnessed the fateful coincidence and blames himself. Ellen's surprise and grief quickly cave in to defiance as legal professionals and policemen who as soon as vowed to help Ellen's hope 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 energy and emotion, the entire Numbers poignantly depicts a woman's reckoning along 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