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The Hint of Light

By: Kristin Kisska
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Andrew Eiden, Marli Watson, Amanda Leigh Cobb
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Publisher's Summary

In this heart-wrenching exploration of unconditional love, what a mother finds in the aftermath of her son’s death could put her family back together—or tear them apart for good.

In the wake of her son’s sudden death, Margaret Dobrescu struggles to keep it together in the face of her grief…and her guilt. She can’t help but blame herself for Kyle’s own lifelong struggles—namely, the alcoholism that plagued him.

But within mere days of his funeral, secrets and suspicions begin to surface, and Margaret’s husband admits that Kyle once confessed to having a daughter. Clinging to the hope that some part of her son is still out there, Margaret embarks on a search to find her rumored granddaughter.

What Margaret hasn’t prepared for, however, is the deluge of secrets that keep coming. And as she digs deeper and deeper into her son’s life to find the truth, what she finds instead is that her own secrets can’t stay buried forever.

©2023 Kristin Kisska (P)2023 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Kristin Kisska's immersive debut novel The Hint of Light is the heartfelt, devastating, and inspirational story of Margaret, a wife and mother, who is determined to pull her family together after the sudden loss of her son. The Dobrescu family is complicated, and their wounds are as deep as their love. As secrets are revealed, and truth is illuminated, Margaret embraces the power of forgiveness to shore up their souls and rebuild their lives. A shimmering novel about the things that matter.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

“How much does a secret weigh on a child? The Hint of Light explores this complex idea with heartbreaking yet hopeful prose. Kisska skillfully weaves secrets and complex emotion into a beautiful novel about family, the things we do to protect them and the consequences of our actions. With an ending that will blow your mind, The Hint of Light will take you on an emotional rollercoaster you'll wish was just a bit longer!”—Maggie Giles, award-winning author of The Things We Lost

“Kisska wields her pen like a scalpel, slowly revealing the deepest secrets of characters who are so real, so flawed, and so beautifully human you will gasp, cheer, and cry—occasionally on the same page—in one of the most stunningly crafted debuts I've read in years. She is a writer to watch in every sense of the word.”—LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling and Thriller Award nominated author of Tell No Lies

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