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In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.
June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her--and the town--nothing but grief.
June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.
A gifted story teller weaves a gut wrenching plot through the rich history of small town in the north with a dated and polluting paper mill as it's town center. I loved everything about this book. The descriptions of the impoverished lifestyle of the Snows, her ability to create so much complexity and sympathy for her antagonist, etc.
Read the book if you are on the edge about fiction. You will be enriched with the art of writing itself and impressed with the historical lesson she sneaks in for the reader.
Decent story, although...
Too many sentences ending of "like a..." Becomes annoying & unnecessary
- Category: Literary
- Published: Jan 14, 2014
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English