"Hand me another cigarette, El."
Eleanor reached into the glove box, gingerly lifted the handgun, and grabbed a pack of Marlboros. She put a cigarette between his lips and lit it.
"Welcome, daddy." She opened her newest book. The one Lloyd had stolen for her the day before.
"What's that French book about?"
Eleanor smiled. "A thief."
"Really?" Lloyd chuckled.
"Really. And someone convinces him to give his life to God and become a good man."
"Hmmph. Well, maybe he was a good man all along. And it was everyone's perception of him that changed."
She laughed and looked out the window. The air conditioning was out and the wind watered her eyes. Fine tears rolled down her face. He's wrong, she thought. Valjean changes.
Maybe something will happen in this next town. Maybe something will change.
(your hook starts here)
Lloyd and Eleanor Georges are on the road. Always driving, always running toward their next town. No school, no home, no changes; until they reach Elizabeth, Texas. And for the first time, Eleanor is forced to confront her father's failings.
"The Swindler's Daughter" is the story of summoning the courage to face your demons, even if your demon is your own father.
Until they made a movie about it and changed the title, Addie Pray, was one of my favorite undiscovered novels. I love this book a lot. If you can write something as wonderful as this with a modern twist, I'd read it in a heartbeat.
Even with that HUGE fact in your favor, I woudn't read this cause there's not enough here to hook my interest. Tell me what the book is about specifically.