June 19th is coming up fast—Father’s Day—and the first thing that comes to mind is my next book, the second in the Pinnacle Trilogy, and the meaning of fatherhood.
What better opportunity to give my loyal readers a sneak peek into book two?
My second book in the Pinnacle series picks up where Leigh’s story leaves off in book one. However, it still can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Eighteen-year-old New Yorker, Leigh, arrives at a Tel Aviv hospital anxious to know if her father, Dr. Sloan, survived his cardiac arrest. She stands next to his bed and watches him.
“I wondered if that man in the CCU bed would ever open his eyes and see me again. Would he ever answer my questions and take responsibility for the sperm he deposited in my mother? Would I ever call him father or would he remain a stranger to me for the rest of my life? Would he ask me for forgiveness or would he justify his selfish actions from the past?”
While these two have a long list of issues to work through, and a relationship to build or deny, Leigh’s heartbreaking journey brings her mother’s past into focus once more—and all with the price of nasty judgments and insecurities.
As Leigh interacts with the medical staff, she develops an unusual relationship with one of her father’s treating physicians, who discloses information that could change her life. Once she learns about his past relationship with her mother, she starts to believe that Dr. Sloan might not be her father. Though she dismisses the idea, it nags her over time.
The next Father’s Day might have a different meaning to Leigh… Will she ever celebrate Father’s Day again... and with whom—her biological father or the man who raised her?
Father’s Day has different meanings for different people—don’t take anything for granted. What does it truly mean to be a father? And what does a child really see in a father?
Find out more about Leigh’s journey and dilemmas as she struggles to balance reality with the lies she’s been told and discover how an eighteen year old fights the unaccepted truth.
Follow Leigh as she navigates a crime scene and switches from complainant to suspect, as she finds the answers in the exciting second book in the Pinnacle Trilogy.
Happy Father’s Day.