A bomb is about to go off in Kelli’s family,
and they wouldn’t all survive.
This book is inspired by a true story about a housewife named Kelli, who lives on a farm in the Midwest with her six children and her husband, Guthrie. Kelli becomes frightened and perplexed when she falls very ill, and Guthrie’s behavior becomes irrational and very unkind.
Guthrie is trying to convince Kelli and anyone else who will listen that she is crazy and dangerous. He seems intent on destroying her relationships with her friends, family, and their children. He uses the legal system, the police, and social services in his campaign to degrade Kelli and gain control of their children. He is able to fool many professionals with his lies. Has Guthrie come to hate her this much? Or is he the one that has lost touch with reality?
Kelli almost completely loses her ability to go on and to hope. After years of emotional abuse and watching her children suffer severely and not being able to stop it, she is losing her will to fight and her faith in a God who would rescue them from evil. Where was he? God had abandoned her family in their storm. Or had he?