The focus of What She Left Behind, the debut novel by Tracy Bilen, is domestic violence as seen through the eyes of sixteen year old Sara. To escape their abusive home life, Sara's mother makes plans to meet her daughter at the local Dairy Queen at a specific time. Sara waits hours for her mom at the Dairy Queen, but knows something is terribly wrong when her mom never shows up. What happened to Sara's mom? And, can she figure it out before it's too late?
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