"This real-life mystery story is as riveting and absorbing as any genre fiction." --Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother's Tale "A riveting book that builds ominously." --Jerry S. Walden MD, founder of Physicians for Prevention of Gun Violence Kim Fairley was twenty-four when she fell in love with and married a man who was fifty-seven. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a family, a memory. Shooting Out the Lights is a real-life mystery that explores the challenges faced in a loving marriage, the ongoing, wrenching aftermath of gun violence and the healing that comes with confronting the past.