"Devon consciously keeps her head down to avoid eye contact with the man as he steps to the front of the courtroom, swearing with his right hand raised that his testimony will be the truth, and seats himself on the witness stand- a square wooden enclosure with a chair inside, situated below and to the left of the judge. She wonders what he's here to say about her, who he is. She risks a peek up at him and sees that the man is directly in front of her and sitting surprisinlgy close to her. In fact other than Dom, he is sitting closer to her than any other person in the courtroom. Their eyes meet briefly. His narrow slightly, his lips turn down with distaste. Devon feels a cold prick inside her chest and quickly drops her face back down to her yellow pad, her cheeks burning"
When news stories about a mother putting her new born baby in the trash come on, everyone always ask how could they do that? With this novel, Efaw does a beautiful job of answering how. We get to know both Devon's before and after, some may not be able to forgive what she did but there should at least be understanding. After is an intense read but well worth it. Ages 14up