Brenda Lockhart’s family has been living well beyond their means for too long when Brenda’s husband leaves them―for an older and less attractive woman than Brenda, no less.

Brenda has never worked outside the home, and the family’s economic situation quickly declines. Oldest daughter Peggy is certain she’s heading off to a university, until her father offers her a job sorting mail while she attends community college instead. Younger daughter Allison, a high school senior, can’t believe her luck that California golden boy Kevin has fallen in love with her.

Meanwhile, the chatter about the O. J. Simpson murder investigations is always on in the background, a media frenzy that underscores domestic violence against women and race and class divisions in Southern California.

Brenda, increasingly obsessed with the case, is convinced O. J. is innocent and has been framed by the Los Angeles Police Department. Both daughters are more interested in their own lives―that is, until Peggy starts noticing bruises Allison can’t explain.

For a while, it feels to everyone as if the family is falling apart, but in the end, things come together in unexpected ways.

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Book Details

Publisher: ‎ She Writes Press (June 1, 2021)
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 330 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1647421004
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1647421007
Item Weight: ‎ 15.2 ounces
Dimensions: ‎ 5.25 x 1 x 8.25 inches

  1. One of the Los Angeles Times Book Club’s “Favorite Literary Escapes of 2021.
  2. Hollywood Reporter, July 2021, “Rights Available, New Books With Hollywood Appeal.
  3. Named a “2021 Debut You Should Add to Your TBR Pileby Frolic.
  4. Listed on2021Your Summer Bucket Listby Frolic.
  5. Listed on “2021 Under the Rader Selected June Reads for Youby Frolic.
  6. Listed on “2021 Most Anticipated 2021 Summer Fictionby SheReads.
  7. Named Best New Book to Read in Summer 2021by SheKnows.
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  9. Listed on “Frolic’s Under the Rader Books for June 2021.
  10. Listed as on of “15 New Books to Read on Vacationby Brit + Co.

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