Erin was sexually harassed at the prom by her date in front of the entire senior class. But high school was over, and college loomed ahead. The last thing she wanted to do was tell her mother. She and Mom had been through enough already and all she wanted to do was become a lawyer like her Aunt Toni. She and Mom had little money, but enough love to go around. They depended on each other. Erin decided she was not hurt, only embarrassed and she’d put it behind her. She had her whole life ahead of her.
Todd embarrassed the nerdy young girl he invited to the prom as a show of power. He had little power in his own life. His father saw to that. Growing up with money to burn, Todd and his brother relied on each other to get by Dad. Then his brother left for college leaving Todd at the mercy of a man who showed no mercy to anyone. Todd was lost. The only thing he loved was the Alpha Romeo Spider convertible he bought with the first check from his trust – mostly because Mom and Dad hated it.
Who knew the two kids from the high school prom would end up on the same college campus and be thrown together again? Erin worked part time at her aunt’s law firm on days she didn’t have class and found herself in a grown-up world wondering if law was where she wanted to be. Todd just hung out looking for the next girl in a string of them. They were just a way to feel good for a short time. But Todd never thought about the fact that someone was bound to talk eventually.
When Erin met a young woman working at the courthouse who knew her pain, the pieces began to fall together. Todd was the rapist on campus and Erin could get Aunt Toni to help her put an end to it.
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What are you reading right now?
Reading The White Bird…right now. Poems by William Bernhardt.