This is a disturbing tale. We would prefer to believe such an ugly situation could not descend upon a child like Shawna in this story. Yes, we would prefer to believe, but the daily news, whether printed or electronic, is a constant reminder that such scenarios occur on a regular basis. Mister Cadwallader has a deep understanding of the law while also being an accomplished writer. This book is interesting, easy reading while demonstrating the intricate twists and turns of American jurisprudence.
This was a fairly quick read for me. The story was interesting, but I made it to the last page and thought, "that's it?". I need to know where everyone ended up! I would be interested to see more from this author.