SILENT FLIGHT, DEVOTED PURSUIT: Halfway around the world on vacation in Australia, two sisters, Caroline and Kate, learn their Aunt Beverly is missing back home in Colorado. Their frantic search for her leads them into the mysterious world of the homeless and to a waiflike, little girl whose young life is already pitted with neglectful parents, homelessness, and the brutal consequences of a fire. In their efforts to find their aunt, the sisters discover a tangled network of deceit and greed where ruthless men are stealing homes, money, and self-respect from guileless people. Her desperate desire to seek retribution throws Caroline into a maze of controversy where only an innocent child, a woman carrying a Bible, and a man with tragedy of his own can break her free. Lynnita Mattock, author of this contemporary fiction novel, takes a poignant look at how lives change when a loved one leaves without a trace. Portraying the challenges of homelessness and survival from the inside out, the moving story is intricately woven around the intriguing lives of people coping with tragedy and heartbreaking losses.
Lynnita Mattock is the author of the non-fiction book, When Our Parents Need Us: Caring for Aging Parents, released in 2002.