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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A World Apart by Mel Gough

A World Apart

"This book sucked me in right from the get go. I will say parts I wanted to reach through and slap the characters, but I think that’s what makes a good story a great story. Because the reader loses themselves in it completely."

Ben Griers is the darling of Corinth Georgia's Police Department--intelligent, handsome, and hardworking. Thanks to his beautiful wife and clever daughter, Ben's family is the envy of the town. Yet desperate unhappiness is hiding just below the surface.

When Donnie Saunders, a deadbeat redneck with a temper, is brought to the Corinth PD as a suspect in a hit-and-run, Ben finds himself surprisingly intrigued by the man. He quickly establishes Donnie's innocence but can't shake the feeling that Donnie is hiding something. When they unexpectedly encounter each other again at an AA meeting in Atlanta, sparks begin to fly.

With his marriage on the verge of collapse, Ben is grateful for the other man's affection. But he is soon struggling to help an increasingly vulnerable Donnie, while at the same time having to deal with the upheaval in his own life. Ben eventually realizes that they cannot achieve happiness together unless they confront their darkest secrets.

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