Koty Fowler's patriotic husband wants her to visit Granite Creek's war hero, a 26-year-old named Jamie Briggs who lost his limbs to an IED in Fallujah. Uncomfortable with the idea but afraid to challenge her husband, Koty reluctantly agrees and arrives on Jamie's doorstep just as he's scared off yet another volunteer.
Jamie resents having "charity babysitters" who feel sorry for him. Koty, however, proves she can see beyond his wounds. Jamie falls hard. So does Koty. And that's when things get complicated.
Back at home, Koty faces a loveless marriage with three troubled daughters. Iris, the middle child, hates that Koty's affection has shifted to Jamie, and so she sets out to teach her mother a lesson.
What happens next leaves everyone reeling, and the Fowler family must learn how to move forward, even as they struggle to understand what happened in their own backyard.
Told in multiple viewpoints, What Happened in Granite Creek brings readers on a journey of intrigue and unexpected twists.
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