My Sunshine Away Author:M. O. Walsh One hot evening in the summer of 1989, fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson cycles home through the wide, empty streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her hometown is a place of cookouts on sweltering afternoons, iced tea and crepe myrtle trees heavy with red and purple blossoms. Lindy is just yards from her parents' house when she is knocked to the sidew... more »alk and raped.
No one saw anything and the police draw a blank. The traumatized community does its best to rebuild and move on.
But one fourteen-year-old boy is sure there are answers still waiting to be found -- out there on the swept and empty porchess, by the lawns steaming in the early morning sun, under the newly broken street lamp. Secretly in love with Lindy and fascinated by her ordeal, he is drawn onward in a search for truths that may be better left buried.« less