About the Book
"In the vein of Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes, As Wide as the Skyexplores the human component of tragedy." --Mandy Mikulencak, author of The Last Suppers
"Characters as rich and indelible as the life they endure . . . A phenomenal read."
--Internationally Bestselling Author Davis Bunn
Five a.m.: Amanda Mallorie wakes to the knowledge that her son Robbie is gone. And a new chapter of her own life must begin. She has spent four years as her son's only support, desperately trying to understand the actions that landed him on death row and to change his fate. Now Amanda faces an even more difficult task--finding a way, and a reason, to move forward with her own life.
Before the tragedy that unfolded in a South Dakota mall, Robbie was just like other people's sons or daughters. Sometimes troubled, but sweet and full of goodness too. That's the little boy Amanda remembers as she packs up his childhood treasures and progress reports, and discovers a class ring she's never seen before. Who does it belong to and why did Robbie have it in his possession? So begins a journey that will remind her not only of who Robbie used to be, but of a time when she wasn't afraid--to talk to strangers, to help those in need, to reach out. Robbie's choices can never be unmade, but there may still be time for forgiveness and trust to grow again. For a future as wide as the sky.
About the Author
Jessica Pack is a pseudonym for Josi Kilpack, author of twenty-six novels--including the twelve-volume Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery serie. A four time Whitney award winner, including Novel of the Year, she is a recipient of the Utah Best in the State for fiction. She lives in Norhtern Utah with her husband and their four children.
In her novel As Wide as the Sky, author Jessica Pack brings to life a powerful and tear-jerking story of a woman, Amanda Mallorie, and her killer and convicted son Robbie Mallorie. This is the type of story that women, especially mothers will easily relate to, whether children have followed the straight and narrow or gone astray. A uniquely, well-written, and captivating story told from the point of view of Amanda Mallorie, with every other chapter being from the point of view of someone that Robbie Mallorie knew. Although a bit depressing, this story is unexpectedly fantastic and one that reader’s emotions will dive deep into, as well as not soon forget!
Genre: women’s fiction, literary fiction
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: July 31, 2018
Number of pages: 352
A review copy of this book was provided by the author via her street team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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