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Reticence of Ravens Paperback – November 1, 2010
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LoraLee Jackson, a somewhat ethereal young woman, turns up at Hugh's home covered in blood. LoraLee's father, not one of the good guys, has been brutally murdered and she's the most likely suspect. Hugh's life takes a turn when he reluctantly feels the need to prove her innocence. In the process, Hugh faces his own demons and those of people around him.
I found myself pulling for Hugh while reading this story, and that says a lot to me. Pulling for a character means he really got to me. From Audrey, a cop, to his cousin and her ex-husband, Hugh has his hands full. Include an FBI agent and a heretofore unknown brother of LoraLee and you've got a mix of characters who won't let you put down the book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story. M.M. Gornell made me "feel" the desert and the setting. She's done an excellent job with characterization. The suspense kept me turning the pages. I will be reading more of her work, and I hope many of the characters make a return visit.
Jackie Taylor Zortman
Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW"
But Gornell also crafts very appealing characters who go along on this journey to discover who really killed LoraLee Turner's controversial father. LoraLee is a mysterious backwoods girl with her own share of secrets. But everybody in this tale has something they don't want discovered, including Hugh who is asked to help LoraLee by the family housekeeper, who knows where most of the bodies are buried.
As the story unfolds, more truths are uncovered, even Hugh faces his own demons. Then throw in an FBI agent who is on a quest of his own. When the principles collide, the heat really goes up.
This was a very enjoyable read. A real gem.