By Tiffany Baker
Within the tiny city of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, regular rhythm of lifestyles. yet sooner or later a sad bus coincidence units households on a direction towards destruction, irrevocably changing the lives of every body of their wake.
June McAllister is the spouse of the neighborhood mill proprietor and undisputed first woman on the town. however the Snow relatives, a gaggle of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who survive a decrepit and cursed estate, have introduced her--and the town--nothing yet grief.
June will do whatever to hide up a depressing mystery she discovers after the crash, person who threatens to upend her picture-perfect existence, whether it capacity riding the Snow family members out of city. yet she hasn't ever long past up opposed to a strength as fierce because the younger Mercy Snow. Mercy is decided to guard her rebellious brother, whom the city blames for the coincidence, regardless of his innocence. and he or she has a mystery of her personal. whilst an outdated skeleton is chanced on now not faraway from the crash, it beckons Mercy to unravel a secret buried deep in the town's previous.
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