By Michael Hiebert
In Michael Hiebert’s haunting and strong novel, a long-ago tragedy echoes via small-town Alabama as one lady attempts to trace down a serial killer.
Detective Leah Teal is aware about lots of the secrets and techniques in her native land of Alvin, yet there are consistently surprises on hand. just like the day she is of the same opinion to take her daughter, Caroline, to work out a psychic for a analyzing. The psychic hones in on Leah in its place, hinting at a string of ugly killings and insisting that she interfere to avoid extra deaths.
When you go searching for hassle, you by no means understand how a lot you’ll locate. yes sufficient, the psychic’s scant clues lead Leah to a chilly case from six years in the past, while a tender lady used to be came across shot to demise, her eyelids sewn close. As Leah digs deeper into outdated records, a moment unsolved case surfaces with an identical grisly development. whereas her clever younger son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to avoid one other bad homicide, ignorant of simply how deep the roots of evil can go.
Taut, suspenseful, and wealthy in Southern surroundings, A Thorn one of the Lilies is a enthralling novel of loss and vengeance, and the lengths a few will visit out of loyalty and love.
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The good warfare continues to be raging within the autumn of 1916, whilst Francesca Hatton's cherished grandfather dies at the family members property in
England's remoted Exe Valley. Grieving for the fellow who raised her, Francesca is surprised to discover an unsigned letter between his results, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has proven up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer.
Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the demise of his mom, who vanished approximately 1 / 4 of a century prior. Her physique was once by no means came upon, just a scarf stained together with her blood. And Leighton isn't the just one with a declare on Francesca's grandfather. at the day of his funeral, unforeseen viewers arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by means of fees of Hatton's vicious dealings. but there's additionally a shy younger lady who praises his mystery generosity.
At the heart of the intrigue is an strange white stone that lies hidden in a secluded backyard the place Francesca as soon as performed along with her 5 male cousins, them all useless now at the battlefields of France. in line with the phrases of Hatton's will, the homicide Stone has to be dug up and transported to Scotland, the place it's to be buried endlessly. yet prior to Francesca can start the adventure, a chain of ominous "accidents" take place, culminating within the discovery of a bleeding physique at the homicide Stone itself.
Was Hatton the loving, being concerned protector his granddaughter continually believed him to be?
Or a vindictive, secretive guy who cultivated harmful enemies? Francesca units out in pursuit of the truth--and into the attractions of somebody decided to certain a revenge lengthy late.
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A Thorn Among the Lilies (Alvin, Alabama, Book 3) by Michael Hiebert