A mother can't protect her daughter from everything ...'She killed someone', Leigh thought. She might think this from now on, every time she saw her daughter. She would hide it, but it would be there in her mind. It would be in everyone's mind. When Leigh was growing up she had always known she would be a mother, and not just any mother, but a good one. She would be the kind of mother a daughter could come to for advice or understanding. She'd had it all planned out ...Then one summer's day, when driving home from school, eighteen year-old Kara Churchill tragically knocks down a classmate and kills her. The accident shatters the already fragile relationship that she and her mother Leigh share - testing it to the very limit.As the Churchills try and come to terms with the devastation of what has happened under the judgmental eye of the small-town Hazelton community, Kara begins to face up to the terrifying reality that she has killed someone. But will Leigh be able to protect her fiercely independent daughter, or will the damage prove to be too far-reaching? "The Rest of Her Life" is the story of a family plunged into a crisis that will irrevocably change their lives forever.
It's about the true nature of mother-daughter relationships, and about how far you would go to protect everything you hold dear.