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When nobody loves you, you have nothing to lose.
Lily Masters is not getting involved with any fake job scheme covering a sex trafficking operation supposedly cooked up by her stepbrother, prison guard Art Townsend. Hoping to get help at a friend’s place deep in the woods of northern Wisconsin before a blizzard, Lily loses her way. At first, she doesn’t realize how fortunate she is to be found by Cam Taylor, a poetry-spouting former lit professor. Cam has his own reasons to hide while writing a biography of his Civil Rights activist grandparents and accidentally stirs up a cold case murder involving a potential Supreme Court judge. When trouble follows, either of them is the likely target.
Beneath every story is layer upon layer of trust and lies. Who can they believe when things go from surreal to devastating?
Everyone has a story in this contemporary novel.
Action-packed and well-researched, Understory is for fans who like reading about serious, contemporary issues. Sex trafficking is at the backdrop of this fast-paced story about Lily, her family, and a potential boyfriend, Cam. Themes of racism, drug abuse, cruel parents, and murder are expertly woven in. Readers’ hearts will melt when they meet the neglected boy, ten-year-old Kenny. Teeth will grind when readers meet Lily’s mean-spirited father and her awful brother. And readers will hold their breath when our beloved Lily, who longs for acceptance, opens up to Cam. A favorite paragraph: “He met Lily’s eyes, now open. They invited, challenged. Whatever it was, he wanted to accept the invitation, and moved forward. Everyone had a story, and he needed to hear hers.”