Haunted by a savage attack that forever changed her life, Thea Auben is determined to provide a safe home for her son, David, the only gift of a buried past. In a small California town, Thea believes she has found refuge. But her haven is about to be shattered by the very person she is trying to protect. Becaus David is tired of hiding...and of lies about a father who died before his birth.
Against his better judgment, ex-L.A. cop Jack Verrity rented his secluded house to the woman and her son. He had no idea he was about to be swept into a cross-country search--for a boy, for the truth--and for a life he thought he'd left far behind.
When David disappears, Thea and Jack's lives converge in a hunt plagued by deception and danger. And Thea soon faces a shocking realization that the truth she has worked so hard to hide may not be the truth at all.
An entertaining read. The cover reads, "One shocking act of defiance is about to uncover a lifetime of lies..." The life of a woman haunted by a painful past merges with that of an ex-cop in a hunt for what they think is the truth.
How does one deal with life after being brutal rapped, especially knowing your child is a result of that rape? In "Violation" we see how the character Thea Auben does that. To her, this child actually has saved her life and she'll doing anything to protect him. So when he comes up missing and appears to be finding his birth father, she goes all out to find him and protect him from the truth. Luckily, she has Jack on her side who seeks to help find the young boy who annoyed him, but finally became an uninvited friend in his life. This is a great story with great suspense. If you haven't read Darian North yet, here's a good one to start with.
Kelly N. - reviewed Violation (Thorndike Large Print Americana Series) on
In the lush redwood country of California, a mana nd a woman seek shelter form their pasts. Althea Auben is a struggling single mother, holding together the ragged pieces of her life for the sake of ther 13 yr old son. She carries the scars from one terrible night when she was 16, and a brutal assault left her comatose and pregnant.