Innocent Foxes by Torey Hayden
‘ The thing you’ve got to understand about foxes’ Dixie said, ‘is that they are innocent of what they are doing. They’ve got no idea they’re destroying what they love most’ Abundance, Montana, once a lively mining town in the days of the Wild West, is now not much more than a ghost town.Local girl, Dixie, a struggling single mother who has just lost her baby, tries to make ends meet while her feckless boyfriend Billy drifts from one job to another, always believing that his next money making scheme will be the winner.
Above them in the magnificent mountains surrounding Abundance, jaded Hollywood actor Spencer Scott conceals himself from the paparazzi on the ranch that has been his pristine sanctuary until the arrival of his obnoxious, nine-year-old son.
Then Billy puts into motion a plan almost too appalling to contemplate, and from which there is no escape. As all four are forced to confront the brutal reality of the Montana mountains, so too are they forced to face their damaged lives.