In this mesmerizing novel, acclaimed author T. Greenwood draws readers into the fascinating and frightening world of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
When Indie Brown was four years old, she was struck by lightning. In the oft-told version of the story, Indie's life was heroically saved by her mother. Indie's own recollection of the event, however, is very different.
Most of Indie's childhood memories are tinged with unsettling images and suspicions. Now her mother, Judy, is gravely ill. Indie is forced to return home and confront the truth about her half-remembered past and the legacy that still haunts her family. And as she revisits her childhood, with its nightmares and lost innocence, she finds she must reevaluate the choices of her adulthood – including her most precious relationships.