Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

This was a recommended read from my bookmobile lady, who began to describe the plot to me, which sounded interesting.

Julia is a disgraced psychologist after a patient murders her family; Ellie, her sister, is a small town cop, and the two aren't close. However, they are brought together when a wild child - a young, mute girl who is terrified of people - is found in the woods of Washington state near Ellie's home.

What follows is a gentle story of the bond between sisters, mothers and daughters, lovers, and even strangers. I liked Hannah's writing style, and the book was an easy read, if not a particularly fast moving one. Nonetheless, I found myself invested in Julia's redemption and the young girl's transition into society.

A gentle read...