Caren Gray grew up at Belle Vie, happy as a child there but became ever more anxious to escape its clutches the older she got. First, school took her away, then the love of a man kept her away, and she believed she had finally made a clean break. Then, a few years ago, when her life was falling apart, she came back to the only place she felt safe, the place her family had worked for generations. They needed someone with her management skills, and she needed a job. It was only temporary, she told herself. Then years passed, and Belle Vie seemed to have gotten its hooks into Caren once again.
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