From the Author
Just as Carmel does to Polly, I once tied my little sister to a fence so that I could go on a fairground ride. My sister was shocked when I told her years later and said, "What if someone had have taken me?"
I spent many sleepless night after that, pondering the question and trying to fathom how many lives would have been changed forever--some ruined. So I decided to write what could have happened, which was quite therapeutic.
Thank goodness my sister was still tied to the fence when I returned from my ride and I was able to write this story as fiction.