The boy’s family races to the hospital to see him, but they are shocked at the sight. The bubbly youngster has been replaced by a scarred and emaciated teen. As they begin to bridge the lost years and rebuild their bonds, they must wrestle with their own guilt and demons.
Fearing other children are at risk, the sheriff follows the clues deep into the Great Smoky Mountains. He finds half-buried secrets, a twisted family, and his own missed opportunities. When he peels back the last layer of the mystery, the revelation shakes everyone.
All Jaxon has dreamed for years is to be with his family. Has too much happened or can he find his way home?
Jaxon with an X is an emotionally charged standalone literary fiction novel. If you like rural settings, broken families learning to heal, and stories of personal endurance, you’ll love D.K. Wall’s absorbing tale.
Empathy, compassion, forgiveness and hope. There is a light at the end of the dark, twisting tunnel.
D.K. Wall has spent his entire life in Tennessee and the Carolinas, from the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains in Maggie Valley to industrial towns of Gastonia and Hickory and the financial center of Charlotte. He shares stories of this area through his writing and photography.
He is married and shares his home on the salt marsh of Murrells Inlet with a family of rescued Siberian Huskies known as The Thundering Herd. With their never-ending help, he is hard at work on his next novel.
For more information and to enjoy his short stories and photographs, please visit the author's website at https://dkwall.com