The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle is now available in ebook for the first time! In this critically acclaimed author's third novel, a suburban mother is forced to question everything she thought she knew about life when her family agrees to shelter a terrified young boy harboring unimaginable secrets.
“Who ever would’ve thought? They always seemed so nice. They were so normal looking.”
A quiet street in suburban Dayton, Ohio. A popular, seemingly
stable family that keeps a terrible, dark secret behind closed doors.
In this emotionally compelling novel, Sarah Laden, a young widow and mother of two, becomes the foster mother to Jordan, a neightborhood boy who suffered repeated sexual abuse. The boy’s parents were close friends of Sarah’s, as well as respected members of their affluent community.
Now, not only must Sarah confront her confusion and horror about this shocking revelation, she must reconcile her own guilt and the sense of gratitude she still feels towards her former friends, who had helped Sarah immensely after her husband’s death.
Jordan will come to have a profound effect on each member of the Laden household and his presence in their home will cause every familial relationship to strain and change. But, eventually, his grieving helps the Ladens finally deal with their own long repressed grief. Helping Jordan, ultimately will help them all to heal and to rebuild the damaged places in this new, oddly formed family.
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