Gathering Together

  Author Susanne Lakin







Genre: Contemporary Fiction/

Psychological Mystery

In the wake of heartrending family

tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move

with their fourteen-year-old daughter,

Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to

get far away from the daily reminders

that leave each of them raw and guiltridden.

Their hope is to find redemption,

repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads

of their relationship unravel even more.

Breakers is a small community

perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific

Northwest. Its cold isolation seems to

mirror the hearts of the family seeking

solace there. As they settle into their new

life, old grief settles with them. They've

once more set the stage for calamity.

Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a

young drifter with his own conflicts,

whose life unexpectedly entangles with

the Moores’. His arrival in Breakers parallels

a rash of hateful and senseless

crimes, and soon the whole town – eager

for someone to blame – goes after Thurber

with murderous intent. Out of this

dangerous chaos, however, the Moores

find unexpected grace and healing in a

most unlikely way.

Author C. S. Lakin explores our need

to assign reason and fix blame for the

pain and grief in our lives. Though the

circumstances are fictional, the emotions

are real and universal, making


to Blame

a great and inspiring read.



(Zondervan consumer Web copy)

Winner of the 2009 Zondervan First Novel Contest

ISBN: 9780310327394

Release date: October, 2010

USD $12.99


Trim: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (216 x 135mm)

Pages: 352

Carton Qty: 28

National publicity campaign

Endorsements by best-selling authors Teri Blackstock,

Susan Meissner, James Scott Bell, and more.


C. S. Lakin


The Map across Time

~new release~

The second book in The Gates of Heaven fantasy series


Someone to Blame

~a relational drama~

published by Zondervan


Don't miss The Wolf of Tebron!

~The first book in The Gates of Heaven series~




Copyright ©2011-Susanne Lakin