The Best of Crimes (Paperback)

By K. C. Maher

RedDoor Publishing, 9781910453711, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2019

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Walter, a math prodigy who works on Wall Street, has been like a father to Amanda, his daughter’s playmate and the only child of a neglectful single mother. But when he loses his job after the 2008 financial crash and his wife leaves him, taking their daughter, his relationship with 13-year-old Amanda enters a precarious new stage. Walter struggles to give her the affection and guidance she clearly needs, without succumbing to her budding sexuality. In the year before she enters high school, these two lonely souls will transform each other. Walter proves himself a true hero who is willing to sacrifice his freedom for the girl he loves. The Best of Crimes is an unconventional love story that will challenge your preconceptions and restore your faith in heroes.

About the Author

K. C. Maher’s short fiction has appeared in literary journals including Ascent, Black Warrior Review, Confrontation, Cottonwood, Gargoyle, and The View From Here. Her work has been short-listed for the Iowa School of Letters Award and Drue Heinz Literature Prize. She lives in New York City.