Behind the Pain (Behind the Lives #2)
When running away from pain only causes more.
Tane Summers’ mental health has deteriorated since his son was killed by a drunk driver. When he meets a young runaway in an abandoned house he thinks his son has returned.
At first Dante Rata runs from Tane, but after fear drives him back to the abandoned house he discovers that a gentle soul lies behind the tattooed face. In his need to survive the streets he pretends to be Tane’s son.
Aroha Summers is drinking away the loss of her son, but when Tane brings Dante home she recognises who the boy is—the son of a man she knows painfully well.
Hunter Rawere, Ash and Dante’s cousin, has been selling drugs since he was twelve. At sixteen he is expanding into methamphetamines and unintentionally gets Ash hooked on them, leaving his cousin vulnerable to the same person who is tormenting Dante.
Because of a rare medical condition Marina Radich has never felt physical pain, but she understands the Rata brothers’ torment more than anyone else. But can she stop Ash from spiralling towards something he cannot return from.
The prequel to Behind the Hood follows the intertwined lives of six different people and how they cope with pain—whether physical or psychological.
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