Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Weight of Blood/Laura McHugh/306 pages
"The Weight of Blood" is a debut novel for this author. Lucy Dane is a teen who has always lived in the tiny town of Henbane. A childhood friend disappears and later turns up murdered and dismembered. Lucy's mother also vanished at approximately the same age as Lucy's friend and Lucy thinks there may be a connection between the two. Generations of secrets are revealed and Lucy doesn't know who to trust. The author's description of the Ozarks setting is how I've imagined. She also does a good job of interweaving the stories of Lucy and her mother. I can't say that I was too surprised by the ending but I did enjoy the book.