When nineteen-year-old Elizabeth DuBose loses her mother, she and her little sister Connie are forced to forge a new life in the small town of Greensboro, Georgia. There, they come face-to-face with the reality of being a woman — and a child coming of age — in a society dominated by men. And while some are greedy and unscrupulous, others are pure evil.
Listen to the Children is a tale of humor, warmth, and redemption that explores not only Greensboro, but also Columbia, Winnsboro, and Ridgeway. More thriller than mystery, this sequel to Gift delves deep into what it takes to persevere in a place where darkness lurks behind so many smiling faces…a place where grown-ups don’t listen and even Connie’s gifts may not be enough to overcome the evil waiting for them.