The Guilty One
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: August 2015
Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes
The day Ron Isherwood calls Maris Vacanti from the Golden Gate Bridge, asking if he should jump, is the day Maris's world completely transforms. Maris has been consumed with grief and anger since her teenage daughter was found dead at the hands of Ron's son. Her marriage is in pieces and her routine shattered. Now, burdened with a terrible choice by a man whose existence is forever entwined with hers-a fellow parent breaking under the weight of the past-she gathers her courage and walks out on her sheltered suburban life.
In a run-down Oakland apartment, engulfed in secrets but surrounded by the kindness of new friends, Maris builds a life in transition, away from the expectations of her well-meaning sister and her ex-husband's criticism. She is free to re-create herself and to decide, perhaps for the first time, what she truly wants. But will she choose to be defined by everything she's lost, or by her resilience to live?