On an icy evening in December, Kimberley jamieson's world is shattered by a careless drunk driver who skids into her mother's car. In the three months since the accident, Kim has turned away rom her old pursuits -- she quit swimming, thenthe orchestra, and now she's even skipping school. Kim's father is no help either; a policeman constantly on call, he cannot spare a moment to listen. The road to recovery seems endless.Slowly, Kim does get back in step with the help of her friends. Mike, a gangly sleuth for the local paper is hot ont he trail of a breaking story involving a runaway boy, a scoop which even makes the pages of the Vancouver Sun! Even Sylvia, a friend of her mother's recently returned to Ladner, draws Kim out of her own world and helps her to heal.Slowly ... step by step ... Kimd finds that life can go on, that she can revist the local sites she shared with her mother -- the dike paths along the river and the Reifel bird sanctuary.Russell, Ginny is the author of 'Step by Step ', published 1992 under ISBN 9780888783646 and ISBN 0888783647.