EXIT, STAGE NORTH
The novel formerly titled "Catch the Fallen Star" and "Faces".
When a heroin-addicted superstar creates an assumed identity and flees Hollywood for the anonymity of the rural Midwest, he begins a life-changing journey of self-discovery.
When his wife and infant daughter are killed in a car crash, rock star and actor Jonah Wilder goes into a downward spiral to hell. His illustrious career tanking and his good looks ravaged by addiction, Jonah lands in rehab after a near-fatal heroin overdose. To avoid the tabloids and fans, Jonah creates his newest role -- that of a long-haired, reclusive and unkempt auto mechanic named "John Walker" and enters a year-long Methadone program in rural Wisconsin.
At Pine Serenity House, Jonah rekindles his passion for car restoration and slowly allows a very few people into his life. One of them is artist Andi Sawyer, ex-girlfriend of vengeance-minded police officer Steve Preston. The other is ten-year-old Charli, Andi's musically gifted, special-needs daughter. With Andi and Charli, John Walker sees his future. But Jonah Wilder can only see his tragic past.
Andi's ex-boyfriend doesn't take rejection well, and when Andi is left devastated by a shocking discovery, she and Jonah learn how ruthless Steve Preston can be. Unless Jonah comes to terms with himself and conquers his deeply-held fears, he will lose everything he's come to cherish - Andi, Charli -- and his second chance at life.