His parents are dead, and his grandmother is dying. He’s left with a family legacy of addiction, depression, and suicide. Hunter’s mother, Odette, wanted the husband she left for another man, to raise him, but Nico, alcoholic, depressed, and full of rage, wants no part of the child. He cannot accept that Odette, his wife and songwriting partner, left him.
During their senior year of high school, the beautiful, multiracial Odette, with an incredible voice and stage presence, joined Nico’s band. Five hard years of trying to “make it” finally paid off, but their inexperience cost them their independence, financial stability, and vultures wanting a piece of their songs, the only thing Nico, a talented guitarist, has left. Once famous, the husband and wife’s life, with their shared love of music, lay shattered. Odette’s departure was costly, destroying their marriage, the band, and their songwriting partnership.
Seven years have passed since Odette left Nico, but he can’t accept the loss or move on. Can he overcome his worst instincts, get sober, and find a place in his life for Hunter, a scared, lonely little boy?
A story about the love that binds people together, finding a way back from grief, and the true nature of “family.”
“Readers who enjoy stories of family struggles and connections will relish Odette’s Song for its realistic grasp on the basics of life and meaningful relationships, and for insights that move beyond courtroom drama and into the psyches of all involved.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review