The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
This debut novel by Laura McHugh takes place in a small town deep in the Ozark Mountains. McHugh weaves together the story of two women separated by a generation whose stories finally come together in the end. I enjoyed the writing style that McHugh used in this book and look forward to her next novel.
Lucy Dane and her father live in Henbane. Lucy has never met her mother who vanished from the town when Lucy was a baby. Her mother was a stranger to this town and was never completely accepted by the locals. No one knows what happened to Lucy’s mother, but when a local girl is found murdered; Lucy is determined to find out what happened to her and her mother. As she digs deeper and deeper into the town’s secrets, what she finds is more devastating than she could have ever imagined. There are many secrets in this town and some people will go to any length to keep them, including murder.
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