By Kelly Loy Gilbert
Ten years in the past, God gave Braden an indication, a promise that his kin wouldn’t collapse the way in which he feared.
But Braden acquired it improper: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the relations for nearly as lengthy, and his father, the one mother or father Braden has ever identified, has been accused of homicide. The arrest of Braden’s father, a widely known Christian radio host, has sparked nationwide media awareness. His destiny lies in his son’s fingers; Braden is the main witness within the upcoming trial.
Braden has regularly measured himself via baseball. he's the superstar pitcher in his small city of Ornette, and his ninety-four-mile-per-hour pitch al- prepared has minor league scouts humming in his junior 12 months. Now the principles of the game that has regularly been Braden’s saving grace are blurred in methods he by no means discovered, and the possibility of taking part in opposed to Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his each pitch.
Braden faces an most unlikely selection, person who will outline him for the remainder of his lifestyles, during this brutally sincere debut novel approximately kin, religion, and the final word try out of conviction.
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Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert