My Sunshine Away
M. O. Walsh
An astonishing debut that juxtaposes an idyllic Louisiana childhood with the gripping realities of violent crime, unraveling families, and adolescent love—now in trade paperback.
In the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that her idyllic stretch of suburban Baton Rouge has a dark side, too. It is through the eyes of her neighbor, the teenage boy across the street whose obsessive infatuation with Lindy lands him on the list of suspects, that we see how a life can be irreversibly transformed by heartbreak, by guilt, and by love.