When Color Fades begins with the mysterious and alarming behavior of Annabelle. All of the players are very important and as I thought the book would dwell on characters I found to my delight that one of the characters experienced renewal with a brief, sensual foray into the Texas landscape almost as if the land and the air had a minor but important role. CJ incorporates this with a light touch. A special respite and a good lesson for us all. I enjoyed the mystery that drives Annabelle and finally I loved the discovery that resonates a mother’s love. For all of the doubts I had about reading a book of this genre they have disappeared thanks to CJ Clark’s delicate and profound handling of the subject. A wonderful author!