To Darkness and To Death
by Julia Spencer-Fleming Thomas Dunne Books
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0312334850
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
What do a kidnapped girl, a lady priest, a man whose logging business is threatened by his own daughter's activities and a man looking for job security have in common? Or any of the many other characters involved in this intriguing tale of murder that stems from misunderstandings and motives that aren't what they seem? A girl is missing, presumed lost in the woods and search is instituted. She isn't found, but another girl, badly beaten, is discovered. Are these incidents related? How? Who could do such a thing? Is the missing girl dead? Those and many other questions drive the plot of this intriguing and complex tale. Desperation is an unseen character in this story, but his hand is felt in all scenes as a single act by one person impinges on the intents and actions of another. Follow Reverend Clare Fergusson as she tries to unravel the tangle caused by the simple act of a society trying to preserve a forest. Highly recommended. An excellent read by a very talented author whose other works you'll be searching out to read. Enjoy. I sure did.