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By Casey Watson

Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the frightening real tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old woman with a deeply stunning mystery she’s too younger to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small mild woman who’s simply lashed out at a fellow scholar in meeting, she instantly senses something’s incorrect. whatever in Kiera’s eyes signals Casey that this can be an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera below her wing.

At first the reply turns out easy adequate; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly and so they don’t get on, which makes lifestyles not easy for Kiera as she’s so as regards to her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts to appreciate that there’s whatever a lot darker occurring at the back of closed doorways. And while she ultimately learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t be capable of retailer Kiera from it.

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