Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of
humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a
fiercely dedicated children’s advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one
blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions
that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she
holds dear and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for.
Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with
her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping
on friends’ couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly
finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few
dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but
when Ellen’s and Jenny’s lives collide, little do they know just how much they
can help one another.
A powerful and emotionally-charged tale about motherhood,
loyalty, and justice, Little Mercies
is a can’t-look-away portrait of a rescuer who needs rescuing, and a reminder
of the tenuous connections that we have to those we love the most and the
unexpected moments that save us from ourselves. Download and start listening now!