Beatrice Miller is a convicted kidnapper of three children, and in her son David’s eyes, she is a monster. David is sickened and cannot imagine how she could have ever committed such horrific crimes.
While reading his mother’s journal, David discovers a multilayered revelation of lies and deception. Eventually, his internal struggle necessitates the need to reconnect, and eventually he finds the courage to visit her several times in prison. Her departing words to him are always the same, “Remember David, things aren’t always what they seem.”
When his mother receives a thirty-year sentence for her crimes, David leaves his home in North Dakota and moves to Phoenix, Arizona. While attempting to emotionally escape his mother’s deeds, David is driven to establish a non-profit organization known as, “Never Give Up.” His hope is that his foundation will be able to return missing and exploited children back to their homes and somehow make amends for his mother’s terrible sins.
It doesn’t take long before David and his foundation’s reputation for success blooms as they continue to close cases that had baffled law enforcement and other agencies in the past. However, success would be short-lived as the walls of David’s new life begin tumbling down around him.
Shocked and terrified, David is arrested and taken back to North Dakota where he is charged with murdering a newborn baby. His mother’s predictive words now ring loudly in his ears, “Remember David, things aren’t always what they seem.”
“Not My Mother’s Son: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem” is yet another convincing proof that R.K. Avery’s works are synonymous with a depth of sincerity that is rarely found in today’s market,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing. “It takes a true craftsman to deliver such powerful and insightful messages while still entertaining readers—R.K. Avery delivers in spades.”
R. K. Avery, a recent graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, discovered one thing during her coursework—she loves writing adult fiction, especially fiction that makes her readers ponder long after they’ve put the book away. R. K. Avery lives in Macedonia, Ohio, with her family, which includes three Morkie dogs. This is her second novel. Please visit her at www.rkaverybooks.com