For fans of Gillian Flynn, Scott Smith, and Daniel Woodrell comes a gripping, suspenseful novel about two mysterious disappearances a generation apart. INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD WINNER AND BARRY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL ac NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Daneas 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. Lucyas 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 familyas influence, Lucyadarkly beautiful as her mother wasais always thought of by those around her as her motheras daughter. When Cheri disappears, Lucy is haunted by the two lost girlsathe mother she never knew and the friend she couldnat saveaand sets out with the help of a local boy, Daniel, to uncover the mystery behind Cherias 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. The Weight of Blood is an urgent look at the dark side of a bucolic landscape beyond the arm of the law, where a person can easily disappear without a trace. Laura McHugh proves herself a masterly storyteller who has created a harsh and tangled terrain as alive and unforgettable as the characters who inhabit it. Her mesmerizing debut is a compelling exploration of the meaning of family: the sacrifices we make, the secrets we keep, and the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readeras Circle for author chats and more. a[An] expertly crafted thriller.aaEntertainment Weekly, aThe Must Lista aHaunting . . . [a] riveting debut.aaLos Angeles Times aLaura McHughas atmospheric debut . . . conjures a menacingly beautiful Ozark setting and a nest of poisonous family secrets reminiscent of Daniel Woodrellas Winteras Bone.aaVogue aFantastic . . . a mile-a-minute thriller.aaThe Dallas Morning News aGripping . . . Her prose will not only keep readers turning the pages but also paints a real and believable portrait of the connections, alliances, and sacrifices that underpin rural, small-town life. . . . Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy thrillers by authors such as Laura Lippman and Tana French.aaLibrary Journal (starred review) aThe sinister tone builds relentlessly.aaThe Plain Dealer aRich in character and atmosphere . . . This is one you wonat want to miss.aaKarin Slaughter aDaniel Woodrell better watch his back. . . . Weight of Blood is a tense, taut novel and a truly remarkable debut. . . . A suspenseful thrill ride that satisfies in all the right ways.aaBookPage From the Trade Paperback edition.. . This is one you wonat want to miss.aaKarin Slaughter aDaniel Woodrell better watch his back. . . . Weight of Blood is a tense, taut novel and a truly remarkable debut. . .
|Title||:||The Weight of Blood|
|Publisher||:||Spiegel & Grau - 2014-03-11|