I have been blessed to live a pretty quiet life. I was sheltered from the darkest parts of what some people know as normal life. Abbey and Jake have been abused by the ones who should care for them. I was shocked several times. Every time I thought I had heard the worst of what they had been through, something else is revealed. I almost had an emotional breakdown. This books was gritty and dark. If you are a fan of Madeline Sheehan, you will probably like T.M. Frazier.