State of Innocence

· Melange Books, LLC

About this ebook

Becoming a child therapist has been a dream-come true for suburban wife and mother Kimberley Mason. Happily married with three children of her own, Kimberley Mason starts a new job working with low-income families at an inner city clinic. One case captures her heart—grief therapy for a troubled little girl traumatized by the tragic loss of her eight-month-old brother to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Having lost a baby herself, Kimberley believes she is uniquely qualified to help Alexia Mackenzie, her younger sister Jayleen, and their family work through their loss. But Kimberley slowly discovers lies, secrets, and deep cracks in the foundation of parents Connor and Isabella Mackenzie’s lives. Alexia begins to remember what happened the night her brother died—a secret that threatens to tear the family apart.

Thrown into an emotional cyclone, Kimberley faces an impossible choice: will she fulfill her legal and moral obligations and put her own family at risk, or stay silent and risk the lives of Alexia and Jayleen?

About the author

Behind the pen name, S.K. Mason is a real-life therapist, with years of practice working with families. However, when she isn’t working as a professional, she is writing fiction stories about her experiences, and translating these into out-of-this-world thought provoking accounts. With a gift for setting scenes in health and medical settings, her books aim to be intense, adventurous and thrilling novels. She lives in Australia with her five children.

Debra Scacciaferro is a former newspaper reporter and arts critic, who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York, where State of Innocence is set. After leaving the newspaper business, she worked as a researcher and assistant to her husband, bestselling author Jim DeFelice, and raised her son, Robert. In between, she joined several writers groups, finished three unpublished novels, and began helping other writers polish their books and novels through her business DebraS Novel Services. She is grateful to her dear friend and colleague, Lorraine Ash, author of “Life Touches Life,” for introducing her to S.K. Mason, who was looking for a writing partner.

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