PRLog - Dec. 12, 2012 - CHANDLER, Ariz. -- CHANDLER (AZ)—Brighton Publishing LLC announces the print release of Dawn Kopman Whidden’s absorbing new novel, A Child is Torn: Innocence Lost. Some secrets become visible, others are buried away from public view…then, there are yet other secrets lying dormant in our deepest, darkest recesses. A Child is Torn: Innocence Lost is currently distributed in print through Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor, and is available in both print and eBook format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading book retailers worldwide.
A Child is Torn - Innocence Lost
From the outset, readers are thrust into the midst of a bizarre double-homicide. Ten-year-old Brad Madison is found in his house covered in bloody clothes and playing video games while his parents lay slain upstairs.
When questioned by the local police, Brad confesses to both murders.
Mental health specialist, Dr. Rubin, is called in to ascertain Brad’s mental stability. Based on her examination, Doctor Rubin develops a treatment for Brad, but her extensive training and experience in child abuse and mental trauma lead her to believe that something more sinister may be at work.
Meanwhile, Detective Whitley and Officer Keal are assigned to investigate the mysterious, yet brutal killings. To both officers, the facts seem a bit fuzzy and something more ominous appears to be lurking in the shadows.
Detective Whitley’s instincts soon lead her to believe in Brad’s childhood innocence. She is convinced that something or someone drove him to commit this horrible act.
Eventually, information comes to light that leads Dr. Rubin to believe that there are some Madison family skeletons that may have led to this terrible tragedy.
Now, the hunt to uncover the whole truth begins…
“Dawn Kopman Whidden utilizes her exceptional insight into child abuse and mental illness to deal properly with the common misunderstandings and stereotypes,”
Author Dawn Whidden is a 1976 graduate of Queensboro Community College, New York. She is currently married to her husband of fourteen years and resides in a small farming community in north central Florida.