WHEN LIFE BEGINS WITH BROKEN BONDS, BONDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN.

Faye Mercury works in New York’s fashionable and cutthroat cooking-show industry, where the people are as disposable as overripe fruit. Faye is sharp, hip, and wisely discreet. Although scarred by the tragic deaths of her adoptive parents and her fiancé–who was killed in the 9/11 attacks--she keeps her private life and its heartbreaks to herself.

When Faye’s therapist suggests that she locate her birth mother, the long-awaited reunion does not go as planned. Annie Parker is a shady alcoholic who will do anything to try to cut Faye down to size.

Faye is on a collision course with destiny when she meets the poet, Sinead Wright, who encourages Faye to end the disturbing relationship with her new-found mother. The wise course of action would be for
Faye to walk away and forget the past. Yet, under the weight of well-kept secrets and lies, the astonishing ending of this novel collapses around the reader as Faye answers her mother’s final, harrowing call for help.

Not a book for the faint of heart, Pretty Blue will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned. Kari Caulfield has bravely taken psychological drama in a new and expansive direction.