All the Wrong Places

Front Cover
Rebecca Fisher, Nov 15, 2010 - Fiction
1 Review
Following the author's real life experiences living in a mortuary in Northern California and raising her young daughter on her own, All the Wrong Places is a semi-autobiographical story of a single-mother and her journey to self-discovery, independence and a true understanding of love. Driving aimlessly through the stormy suburbs of San Francisco, Casey Wheeler is fleeing from her abusive and unfaithful husband with her five year old daughter Maddy asleep in the backseat. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Casey loses control of her emotions and her car, crashing into a hillside below a mortuary. Desperately seeking shelter, and more so independence, she finds herself taken in by the mortuary director who apprehensively offers her a job and a place to live. As she stumbles through the ins and outs of her new and morbid surroundings, Casey is forced into a hostile custody battle with her relentless and increasingly violent husband. In the midst of all the chaos, she finds a new family and even love in the eccentric and protective people of Golden Oaks Funeral Home. But just when she has found all she could hope for, she will have to fight to the death to protect it.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Some people read books to escape their own reality. Others read books in spite of their reality, but with hope of being understood. Books leave room for empathy. Books allow us to see someone else's world first hand; all their hopes, fears, and feelings. While observing a character's storyline, we observe our own. I felt this deeply in All the Wrong Places. You know what it's like to be weighed down by fear having to gather the strength to remove it like Casey. You know what it's like to be shown genuine kindness from a friend such as Merman. And you know what it's like to be wonderstruck by someone as charming as Oliver. You follow the storyline of these characters so carefully, you begin tracing your own. As you read All the Wrong Places, you become so attached to these characters, these people, that you patiently await their victory just as you're patiently awaiting your own. 

Contents

1 The Hillside
1
2 The Study
11
3 HandmeDowns
24
4 The Great Escape
38
5 Final Straw
50
6 The Interview
64
7 Home Sweet Home
70
8 Duties
76
16 The Response
162
17 The Small Chapel
171
18 The Round Up
184
19 Oliver
196
20 Shady Business
208
21 Omens
223
22 Security Breach
245
23 Judgment Day
253

9 A Wedding
87
10 A Funeral
99
11 Espionage
114
12 Shocking
124
13 The White Couch
135
14 Harold
144
15 Mr Linden
153
24 Agreements
268
25 Reckoning
279
26 Fight or Flight
292
27 Goodbye
308
28 Life through Death
320
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information