How many stars in your bowl? How many shadows in your soul? --D.H. Lawrence "The Stars Stand Still"
For Jane Gelfman
When I set out to find the killer Scott Early, I didn't realize I was a foolish kid trying to stand in the great shoes of God.
the red thread - A Chinese legend that means if two people are meant to meet in life, they're born connected by an invisible red thread. And no matter where they're born or how far apart they live, eventally they'll meet, because they're already connected.
I looked for the Big Dipper. Through a remnant smudge of cloud, I could see only part of the ladle, like a broken cage of stars.
12-year-old Veronica Swan's idyllic life in a close-knit Mormon community is shattered when her two younger sisters are brutally murdered. Although her parents find the strength to forgive the deranged killer, Scott Early, Veronica cannot do the same. Years later, she sets out alone to avenge her sisters' deaths, dropping her identity and severing ties in the process. As she closes in on Early, Veronica will discover the true meaning of sin and compassion, before she makes a decision that will change her and her family's lives forever.
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Her Mormon community shattered by the murders of her two younger sisters, Veronica Swan severs ties with her family in her inability to forgive their killer, a decision that causes her to discover profound truths about sin and compassion.