In "Carrying Kerrie", Steve Sporleder explores a father's feelings for and about the daughter he might have had. Venice Webb, a detective we first meet in Sporleder's earlier book, A Fouled Nest, travels to the Pacific Northwest to reconnect with his ex-wife, Kerrie, who suffers from a terminal illness and wants Venice to help her locate her daughter, Mandy, from whom she has been estranged for over a decade. This quest puts all of Venice's investigative instincts to the test and underlying the search is his gnawing question: is Mandy my daughter?
"Carrying Kerrie" can be a valuable support for any caring man who discovers that he may have fathered a child years earlier and wants to reclaim the father within himself. The parent he might have been or the father he could become.