A Sonas Addiction. A Motheras Heartbreak. A Familyas Crisis. As the wife of a prominent city attorney and the mother of two teenage children on the brink of adulthood, Glennis Harmon lives the kind of successful, high-profile life that many people envy. But when nineteen-year-old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennisa aperfecta world shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once-steady shelf. Glennis struggles to understand the response of her family as they seek to support Jacobas recovery. Her husband appears more concerned with protecting his image than with finding help for their troubled son, but Glennis becomes determined to save Jacob no matter what the cost. Stepping into a rescuer role, she unintentionally puts her relationship with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage on the lineaand a revelation about her husband will push her to the brink of what she can bear. How far should a mother go to save her child? A compelling, compassionate, and ultimately hopeful novel about the impact of substance abuse and addiction, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of one motheras attempt to simultaneously love, trust, and let go. From the Trade Paperback edition.And so I dash like a madwoman down the stairs, fumbling through my purse with shaking hands as I search for my keys. ... my veins as I climb into my decrepit Ford Taurus, and I am praying that, despite the freezing temperature, it will start.
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