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Danielle Steel sweeps us from a Manhattan courtroom to the
Deep South in her powerful new novelâ€”at once a
behind-closed-doors look into the heart of a family and a
tale of crime and punishment.Eleven years have passed since
Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of
her ex-husbandâ€™s betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent
Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa
has finally put her demons to rest, making a name for
herself as a top prosecutor, handling the cityâ€™s toughest
cases while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a
But everything changes when Alexa is handed her latest case:
the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting
through mountains of forensic evidence, Alexa prepares for a
high-stakes trialâ€¦until threatening letters throw her
private life into turmoil. The letters are addressed to her
beautiful seventeen-year-old daughter, Savannah, whom Alexa
has been raising alone since her divorce. Alexa is certain
that Quentin is behind the lettersâ€”and that they are too
dangerous to ignore. Suddenly she must make the toughest
choice of allâ€”and send her daughter back to the very place
she swore she would never return to: the place where her
marriage ended in heartbreakâ€¦her ex-husbandâ€™s world of
southern tradition, memories of betrayal, and the antebellum
charm of Charleston.
Now, while Alexaâ€™s trial builds to a climax in New York, her
daughter is settling into southern life, discovering a part
of her family history and a father she barely knows--from
the ice-cold stepmother who stole him away to a fascinating
ancestry and a half-sister and half-brothers she comes to love.
As secrets are exposed and old wounds are healed, Alexa and
Savannah, after a season in different worlds, will come
together againâ€”strengthened by the challenges they have
faced, changed by the mysteries they have unraveled, and
with Savannah now at home in the southern world her mother
fled.In this masterfully told tale, Danielle Steel creates a
stunning array of contrasts: from the gritty chaos of
Manhattanâ€™s criminal court system to the seductive gentility
of the South, from the rage of a hardened criminal to the
tender bond between a mother and daughterâ€”and a loving
father who has welcomed Savannah home at last.
A novel that will catch you off guard at every turn,
Southern Lights is Danielle Steel at her electrifying best.
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