Miri Brayden teeters on a razor's edge between placating and
enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his
anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent
into lunacy a secret, or he'll be committed to an asylum—and she'll
be sent to the poorhouse.
Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law ... from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.
When Ethan shows up on Miri's doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.
Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and crayons. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op.