Download FREE! A prominent judge is dead, a sixteen year old girl is accused, and only one woman, Josie Bates, is willing to risk her reputation to defend the girl. But when wealth, power, and privilege join forces to stop her, it’s more than Josie’s reputation on the line…it’s her life. Inspired by one of the first trials where a child was tried as an adult, Hostile Witness has kept over 3 million readers up all night.
Carousel Music is a “She said, he said” mystery, set two decades before the “Me, too” era during a time when controversy raged over the validity of memories recovered during psychotherapy. As knotty as the dilemma of when to believe women who claim that they were violated as adults, what if the victim was a child and the perpetrator was her father? And what if she had no recollection of the trauma before undergoing psychotherapy as an adult and her father was so certain that he never did it that he sued the doctor in order to clear his name?
Stephanie Whittington lands in the care of Dr. Kenneth Miller with few childhood memories and little sense of who she is. In the course of her treatment, the pictures from her childhood gradually fill in to create a personal narrative that forms the foundation for a growing sense of identity. But what if parts of that narrative turn out not to be true?
At stake is Stephanie’s recovery, her father’s reputation, and the doctor’s career. What really happened? As memories form and evolve over time, nothing is ever exactly as it appears.