Following the death of his wife, Joshua Thornton moves into his ancestral home across country with his five children. While clearing out the attic, the children find a 34-year-old letter to their grandmother that implicates a local minister in an unreported murder. Today a double homicide has the whole town under a microscope. The state attorney general appoints Joshua special prosecutor to solve the crimes. In a place where gossip flies as swiftly as a spring breeze it is impossible to know who to trust.
Asking simple questions about events long ago could prove to be deadly for Joshua and his family.
©2004 Lauren Carr; (P)2008 Books in Motion
This book went from implausible to totally ridiculous. In the middle, I suddenly thought that perhaps I had picked a children's adventure story before realising that some of the previous content made that impossible. It ends like a really dreadful detective B movie of the fifties. If you want a real crime/thriller this is not for you.
This was a great listen, the mystery was well done and all ends were tied up nicely. I liked the way the author included all the children of the hero, an ex naval JAG. She makes you like lawyers! I am anxious to hear the next Joshua Thornton mystery!
As a native of Appalachia who has returned home I bought this selection with high hopes. They weren't realized. There were moments of inspiration in between long periods where I lost contact with the story. The narrator didn't help the story much; his monotone style furthered my lack of interest. It is my opinion that this book isn't worthy of a credit.
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