Monday, February 2, 2015

Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker

Published January 14, 2014 by Grand Central Publishing

Mercy Snow is part of the SheReads Winter book choices.  SheReads is a collection of great bloggers that work together to read and review books and share them on their blogs. 

In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.

June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her -- and the town -- nothing but grief.

June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.

My Thoughts…

Mercy Snow was an interesting book.  I felt like it started slow and I struggled some.   Then, about 70 pages in, it took off.   I was totally hooked and could not put it down.   The who done it was given away early, yet the clues kept coming and many more secrets were shared.   It is amazing how in a small town where everyone knows everyone that the degree of separation is incredibly small.   As each part of the story was revealed, I was more and more involved with the characters.   I wanted everyone to get their happy ending.  Some did, some did not.   

This is a unique story.  I would love to know more about how the characters moved on with their lives and if they recovered from the trauma’s and decisions that were made.   Tiffany Baker was able to write a story that had me caring for the characters and wanting them to be happy and safe.    The  ending made me sad since I was hoping for a different ending but I did feel satisfied that the story had an ending.   The reader is not left hanging to guess what happen to the characters.   I will recommend this, just have some patience through the first few chapters, it is definitely worth finishing.     

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