Another great book by Thornton. I have enjoyed every book I have read by the author. Her characters are so well developed - likable and real and so easy to identify with. Ninepins is different than her previous books, a little more serious, a bit of a thriller but with the same heart.
Laura and her 12 year old daughter Beth are on their own living a slightly secluded property with a room to rent. In need of money, Laura rents the pumphouse out to Willow, a 17 year old girl who has been under care and has a social worker. A little worried about her past, Laura is a bit apprehensive about her new renter and the relationship she is building with her young impressionable daughter.
Willow definitely has an affect on their lives, but in ways they didn't expect.