K.J. Milton

Faces by K.J. Milton

In the aftermath of a car crash that claims the lives of his wife and child, world-renowned actor and musician Jonah Wilder spirals into the hell of heroin addiction. To avoid publicity during rehab, Jonah slips into his most ambitious role to date, becoming John Walker — a bearded, long-haired, reclusive auto mechanic. Under the guise of Walker, Jonah enters an inpatient Methadone program in a rural Minnesota sobriety house.

Andi Sawyer has left her abusive husband behind, and her first priority now is to provide a stable home environment for Charli, her musically gifted, special-needs daughter. But stability seems elusive in Pine Valley, Minnesota, as Shumway Steel, the town’s largest industry, faces closure. Then an unexpected friendship blossoms with John, the new arrival at the men’s sobriety house next door. As his walls crumble and love opens the door to dreams of a new life, John Walker envisions a future for the three of them as a family … as long as his tragic past as Jonah Wilder stays hidden.

When the feeling that she’s met John before drives Andi to put her artistic skills to work, she realizes that John may not be the man she thought she knew. Worse, Andi’s dangerously obsessed ex-husband has returned, and Peter Sawyer will stop at nothing to unmask the imposter in Andi’s life. Jonah must reconcile his past and accept the better man he’s become, or he will lose everything he’s come to cherish—Andi, Charli—and his second chance at life.

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