Invisible scars have the sharpest edges. They are the secrets that won't stay silent.
Mistakes are an accepted part of life ... unless you're a pastor's daughter and perfection is your only option.
Rebecca Gowan is pursuing her lifelong dream in a prestigious music program in the USA, when she is forced to face the consequences of her actions.
Backed into a corner by both faith and fear, she makes a choice which costs her everything, including the family who'd always promised unconditional love.
Reeling from rejection and shame, she returns home to New Zealand and loses herself in the dangerous pursuit of oblivion and anonymity. Her new boss, Blake Watson is the perfect example of everything she'd once believed sinful. His ink-covered skin, mysterious behaviour and disconcerting awareness of what she has hidden in the silent places, keep her both intrigued and terrified.
Despite the echo of her father's warnings, Rebecca can't resist the temptation to follow him into the unknown, and risk what is left of the woman she once was. But Blake is not the man she thinks he is, and he too has a past he'd prefer to keep buried. Will the unravelling of their secrets lead to mutual destruction or salvation?
Scars with Sharp Edges is a no holds barred exploration of religious culture, the fearsome impact of living with shame, and the transformational life-change that occurs when we set aside prejudice and choose to practise adamant love .
Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US) 508pp h229mm x w152mm x s29mm 739g