Author: Laura McHugh
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 2.5/5 (eh)
Blue, McManus & Willingham
Yearly Count: 70
The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane’s mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see. Lucy’s family has deep roots in the Ozarks, part of a community that is fiercely protective of its own. Yet despite her close ties to the land, and despite her family’s influence, Lucy—darkly beautiful as her mother was—is always thought of by those around her as her mother’s daughter. When Cheri disappears, Lucy is haunted by the two lost girls—the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t save—and sets out with the help of a local boy, Daniel, to uncover the mystery behind Cheri’s death.What Lucy discovers is a secret that pervades the secluded Missouri hills, and beyond that horrific revelation is a more personal one concerning what happened to her mother more than a decade earlier.
Another book that just didn't grab me. There were some interesting moments, but nothing that made me want to listen. The worst part was how it was told. Lots and lots of going back and forth in time and different people telling their story. Not a fan. :(
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My thanks go to Random House Publishing Group & NetGalley for providing me with the eGalley.