The Beautiful Dark by Eric Gernand

A woman’s life is turned upside down when her teenage son fails out of college and moves back home. A former suicide attempt has her on edge about his mental health, but things are much worse than she ever imagined when she begins to suspect that he may be planning an act of violence.


Characters

NANCY - 40s, female, a high school principal
TOM - 40s, male, Nancy's ex-husband, a cop
JACOB - 18, male, Nancy's eldest son
CHARLIE - 13, male, Nancy's youngest son
SYDNEY - 18, female, a college student
MR. MARSH - 60s, male, a teacher at Nancy's school