Sunday, April 3, 2011
Deer Park, NY : Urban Books ; East Rutherford, NJ : Distributed by Kensington Pub. Corp., c2011.
354 p. ; 21 cm.
"Killing her grandmother was a choice Helena Hunter made all by herself, but she wasn't thinking about the consequences of her actions when she pulled the trigger. Back home after eight years in prison, she finds that the little girl she left behind is now a teenage stranger who thinks her mother might be a monster. The family members who labeled her the black sheep want her to forget the fact that they all played a part in her downfall. And the wonder of being free again is overshadowed by the fear of a future filled with uncertainty. Shaking the stigma of incarceration proves to be more than Lena bargained for. Before her life went to hell, she was a middle-class computer geek and a proud parent. Now that she's been labeled a menace to society, she is a walking, talking poster child for what can happen to victims who take the law into their own hands"--P.  of cover.