I really enjoyed reading Burying the Honeysuckle Girls so I was excited when the publisher reached out about the author’s new book.
I really wanted to like this book, but I felt there was too much going on. I liked the mystery aspect of Eve wanting to to uncover all the secrets of Doves past including but not excluding whether she was capable of murder, but that was about it. I am not one for a slow burn, and this was slow and hard for me to get into. Very character driven and I’m not one for that either.
However I do think that author always does a fantastic job of setting the scene to make you feel like you’re there too! She has always been very good at detail, and I think there was just too much detail for me while reading.
If you’re a fan of Emily Carpenter, then I suggest you give this one a chance! This book is available today! Happy Pub Day!
Thank you Lake Union Publishing for the #gifted copy.
Book Rating: 3/5
Wine Pairing: Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Dove Jarrod was a renowned evangelist and faith healer. Only her granddaughter, Eve Candler, knows that Dove was a con artist. In the eight years since Dove’s death, Eve has maintained Dove’s charitable foundation—and her lies. But just as a documentary team wraps up a shoot about the miracle worker, Eve is assaulted by a vengeful stranger intent on exposing what could be Dove’s darkest secret: murder…
Tuscaloosa, 1934: a wily young orphan escapes the psychiatric hospital where she was born. When she joins the itinerant inspirational duo the Hawthorn Sisters, the road ahead is one of stirring new possibilities. And with an obsessive predator on her trail, one of untold dangers. For a young girl to survive, desperate choices must be made.
Now, to protect her family, Eve will join forces with the investigative filmmaker and one of Dove’s friends, risking everything to unravel the truth behind the accusations against her grandmother. But will the truth set her free or set her world on fire?