by Marion Smith
Paperback / 204 pages / 1-56085-131-7
As a therapist, Marion Smith has heard stories of families torn apart by child stalkers. In this psychological drama, her heroine is a grandmother who is frustrated by police and church inaction, who finally gets a gun.
“Hold the edged blade, Medea,” the protagonist thinks, “wipe the blood on your cheeks, your lips, your hair. Moan silently, Eve, … and weep long and shrill, … for my child is screaming in the night.”
Marion Smith is former director of the Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center, for which she was named Public Administrator of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has been the director of the LDS Day Camp and Camp Uintah summer retreat for emotionally disturbed children. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Utah.