Cadence didn't sit down one night and decide that downing
two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.
snuck up on her - as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long
day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that's
left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year old son,
It wasn't always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed
to have it all-a successful husband, an adorable son, and a
promising career as a freelance journalist. But with the demise of
her marriage, her carefully constructed life begins to spiral out
of control. Suddenly she is all alone trying to juggle the demands
of work and motherhood.
Logically, Cadence knows that she is drinking too much, and
every day begins with renewed promises to herself that she will
stop. But within a few hours, driven by something she doesn't
understand, she is reaching for the bottle - even when it means not
playing with her son because she is too tired, or dropping him off
at preschool late, again. And even when one calamitous night it
means leaving him alone to pick up more wine at the grocery store.
It's only when her ex-husband shows up at her door to take Charlie
away that Cadence realizes her best kept secret has been
Heartbreaking, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming, Best
is more than just the story of Cadence-it's a story of how the
secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most tear us