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Drusilla Campbell



Drusilla Campbell is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Wildwood, The Edge of Sky, and Blood Orange. Before she started school she had crossed the Pacific Ocean three times. In her twenties she lived in Europe and Central America. Today she's happy to stay at home in San Diego with her husband, the attorney and poet Art Campbell, two rescued dogs, and three horses.
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Grand Central Publishing

In Doubt

Drusilla Campbell
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Drusilla Campbell

Defense Attorney Sophie Giraudo is about to open a new legal practice in her hometown of San Sebastian, California, when the beloved governer is shot and seriously wounded during a celebration in the town park. The only thing more shocking than the crime itself is the identity of the would-be assassin: a seemingly gentle teenager named Donny. Driven by her desire to understand what could make a person with no history of violence commit such a terrible act, Sophie reluctantly agrees to take him on as a client, knowing that, at least, it will bring her some income. But soon she realises that she also has personal motivations for taking the case: a desire to prove to her overbearing mother that she is not the reckless and self-destructive teenager she used to be, to prove to herself that the traumatic events of her adolescence no longer define her.As she digs deeper into Donny's past, Sophie begins to suspect that he might not be the cold-blooded killer everyone thinks he is. Does Donny's narcissistic mother really have her son's best interest in mind? Is Donny's mentor who runs Boys Into Men, a program for disadvantaged youths, the altruistic man he claims to be? Is Donny a deranged murdered, or a victim of his circumstances acting out of desperation? As Sophie races to uncover the truth, she is forced to come to terms with her past and to fight for what she knows is right...even if it means risking her reputation and possibly her life.

Grand Central Publishing

When She Came Home

Drusilla Campbell
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Drusilla Campbell

Frankie Byrne has returned from the war in Iraq to a war in her San Diego home. Her daughter, Glory, is having problems with bullies at school and Frankie and her husband, Rick, can't agree on the best way to deal with it. In fact Glory is just one of many things Frankie and Rick can't agree on any more. It seems like everything Frankie does - from buying groceries to socializing with friends - is wrong. Her father, Brigadier General Harlan Byrne, USMC retired, thinks that Frankie's problems are her own fault. A woman, especially a mother, should not go off to war. But Frankie's problem is not that she wasn't prepared to be a soldier. It's that she can't stop being one. Her time in Iraq - specifically a controversial moment the government doesn't want to acknowledge -has left her with severe PTSD. She can't forget the horrors she saw and can't forgive herself for not being able to do more. Back home in San Diego, Frankie struggles to get back to normal. Her friend and fellow vet is also going through a hard time and Frankie isn't sure how to help. And though she desperately she wants to regain the closeness her family once shared, she no longer knows how to be a wife or a mother. Her PTSD leaves her feeling weak - something difficult for any Marine, much less one with a disapproving father she's spent a lifetime trying to please.When Frankie is pressured to testify about what she saw in Iraq, her fragile nerves are stretched even thinner. Frankie knows the time has come to be honest about her PTSD and find a way to heal. It's a battle that won't be easy but one she must face in order to save her daughter, her marriage and herself.

Grand Central Publishing

Little Girl Gone

Drusilla Campbell
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Drusilla Campbell
Grand Central Publishing

The Good Sister

Drusilla Campbell
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Drusilla Campbell