A captivating story narrated by eighteen-year-old Mattie Cordell, with striking grace, honesty, and wisdom. She offers a provocative look at why misery loves company and reminds us of our human capacity for epiphany, forgiveness, and redemption.
Everyone says that misery loves company. Eighteen-year-old Mattie happens to agree. Life was a lot less complicated at age eleven, when she was just a Daddy's girl and bookworm endowed with love and attention. But an unexpected twist of fate changed everything.
Her father Richard loses his job. Desperate and uncertain about the future, he draws on the company of his friends and relatives in the sanctity of his home. Misery makes her grand entrance on the heels of his favorite nephew, who arrives hauling a dark secret. But he isn't the only one; Richard is masking a secret of his own.
With their home being a revolving door, Mattie’s world unravels with each new arrival. Now estranged from her father, they both embark on separate journeys that leave them enveloped in a sea of betrayal and scandal.
Can Mattie survive the houseguests?
Will the family uncover Richard's secrets?
How much will either endure before reaching their breaking points?
If misery loves company then triumph deserves an audience!