Domestic violence and the lifelong scars it leaves form the theme of the latest work of bestselling author Mary Kay McComas, "What Happened to Hannah." (William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers, 329 pages)
Twenty years after she ran away from home on the fateful night that her abusive father was killed, Hannah learns that her mother and younger sister have died and she has a 15-year-old niece, Anna.
For Hannah, the homecoming reopens her pathetic childhood and the circumstances surrounding her father's death threaten to keep her from forging a relationship with her niece.
To complicate matters, Hannah's old boyfriend is now the sheriff and while he still carries a torch for his first love, he is determined to discover what really happened the night that her tyrannical father died.
Mary Kay McComas has written a poignant tale of the prolonged effects of domestic abuse.