The highly anticipated follow-up to New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand.They were five kids with five different fathers and an abusive, alcoholic mother. Yet through it all they had each other. Rosie, the youngest, was shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blew in and out of their lives.But when Regina disclosed the truth about her mother to her social worker, she was separated from her younger siblings. And as Rosie discovered after Cookie kidnapped her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother was living in her presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settled, Rosie refused to give in-eventually finding the strength to leave her mother and this nightmare.