coaster... there were so many parts that were difficult to read - not
because they weren't well-written, in fact I think it would have been
easier if they weren't. I cannot even imagine how much more difficult
those parts were to write.
But I wanted to say thank you for writing it. I know you had your own
reasons and you say you had to write it for yourself, but thank you for
putting the facts into a story the rest of us could understand. You have
always been so generous with your story.
I'm sure you will get a lot of positive comments, so I'll try not to
write my own book in telling you how much I loved it :) but I have to
let you know that it meant a lot to me. Candace's disappearance was a
pretty huge event in my childhood. She was the first person I ever knew
who died, and it was senseless and confusing.
Making sense of it meant getting into Grant's head, and I could read how
painful that was for you. It almost felt sometimes like 6-yr-old me (as
I was when it happened) was reading along with 36-yr-old me and I wanted
to cover his eyes sometimes so he wouldn't read certain parts. But in
the end to know the truth - to see it so clearly laid out and argued
back and forth so you knew you weren't just holding onto the easiest
version of it - was healing for him and me.
Now I've got to go eat some chocolate.