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 of many of the secrets and techniques in her native land of Alvin, yet there are consistently surprises available. just like the day she is of the same opinion to take her daughter, Caroline, to determine a psychic for a examining. The psychic hones in on Leah as a substitute, 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. certain adequate, the psychic’s scant clues lead Leah to a chilly case from six years in the past, whilst a tender girl was once chanced on shot to loss of life, her eyelids sewn close. As Leah digs deeper into outdated records, a moment unsolved case surfaces with a similar grisly development. whereas her smart younger son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to avoid one other awful homicide, blind to 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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Lisa’s checking on it right now, but I think it’s supposed to be baking powder. ” Hannah took the three-ring binder Lisa handed her and glanced down at the Fudge Cupcake recipe. “It’s baking powder, Kurt. ” “I’m really sorry about that,” Hannah said, her cheeks coloring in embarrassment. ” “It happens, especially when you know how it’s supposed to be written. You read right past the error and don’t notice it. But that’s only one of the reasons I called. ” SUGAR COOKIE MURDER 39 “That’s great! ” “I’m looking forward to it.
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A Thorn Among the Lilies (Alvin, Alabama, Book 3) by Michael Hiebert