Publishing year: 2013
This story starts with a telephone script.
Ten-year-old Scarlet Scott calls the emergency services to tell that her mother is unconscious. The person on the other end of the telephone asks her questions and gives her instructions for her father to help her mother. The girl explains that her mother is hurt because her father hit her and she fell. Her father, upset and crying, is trying to revive his wife. Then at the beginning of the next chapter we learn that Scarlet’s mother died.
The beginning has already hooked me and I wonder what happened to this family. Was it an accident or something else?