Jeffrey Fortier's sister Ellie helps to raise him on their estate where neighbors' homes are t in close eugh proximity to hear their parents' psychological abuse which is used as discipline. Jeff is mischievous and displays regard for danger, and Ellie gets punished for anything bad that occurs. When their great aunt Ida Kidd is diagsed with a terminal illness, she leaves newborn Isabella Fortier two mysterious dolls with a riddle. After a fire starts at their estate and being fearful of her next punishment, Ellie devises a plan in a desperate attempt to stop her parents' psychological torture. Rookie police officer, Patrick Russell spends time with Ellie in hopes to get information to arrest Jeff and make a name for himself, but Ellie makes excuses even after she spies Jeff building explosives, because she is scared Officer Russell will derail her plan to stop her parents' abuse.
In high school, after a relative suggested emancipating (divorcing) R.J. to R.J.'s parents as a form of control and they went to court, R.J. became interested in writing the story but did not start it until 2009. This experience, what came after, a love of books and great passion for writing inspired R.J.'s weaving of personal fiction into mysteries. It's a natural direction for R.J. to write stories of mysterious menacing humans and the disturbing outcomes that transpire from their ill behavior. The third book, COMPO COVE, about the Fortier family is currently being written. The Fortier Series is R.J. Grand's first series. R.J. Grand attended Sacred Heart University, has three children, and resides in Connecticut.