By Elizabeth Flock
From the writer of Me & Emma comes a blinding novel of 2 unforgettable households certain jointly through their private secrets and techniques and haunted pasts—perfect for fanatics of The mystery lifetime of CeeCee Wilkes and The publication of vibrant Ideas.
Nine-year-old Carrie Parker and her mom, Libby, are creating a clean commence within the small city of Hartsville, North Carolina, able to placed their turbulent previous in the back of them. Violence has shattered their kin and left Libby approximately not able to manage. And whereas Carrie as soon as took convenience in her liked sister, Emma, her mom has now forbidden even the point out of her name.
while Carrie meets Ruth, Honor, and Cricket Chaplin, those 3 generations of warmhearted girls appear to have the loving domestic Carrie has constantly dreamed of. yet as Carrie and Cricket turn into speedy neighbors, neither can break out the pull in their families’ secrets—and uncovering the reality will rework the Chaplins and the Parkers forever.
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Peach Tree reached out and smacked me on the shoulder. I wouldn’t even look at him. The little man sneered, showing his off-white teeth. ” He paused and undid his jacket. ” “You don’t know me,” I said. “I know what happened in Cedar Rapids. ” A few of the others looked at me now, sidelong glances of judgment. The little man walked to a chair and pulled it out for himself. “Oh, I know about all of you. Don’t go acting like he’s the only one. You bunch of crackheads and criminals. Sit down already!
I didn’t bother with my gloves, and pretty soon my hands dried out. Digging into the salt made my fingertips bleed. It only took me about fifteen minutes to do one side of the station. Then I moved out to the parking spaces, but when I looked back at the building, it had disappeared. The snow came down like a shroud and I couldn’t see the cars behind me, and I stood alone in the storm. You made a promise in Cedar Rapids in 2002. Time to honor it. How did they know? Wind got into the hood of my parka and raked across my face, so I shut my eyes and moved with one hand out in front of me.
Or willing. Now I saw it. The interior lights smoldered, and the Library glowed bleakly in the great woods. It looked like God’s gravestone. 7 YOU’D THINK I’D SLEEP for twenty-four hours after that long trip, but I only passed out for five. Awake by eleven, I strolled around my cabin as if its four rooms made it a manor. Bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. I felt pretty giddy about each one. Nothing too fancy. There weren’t mink blankets or platinum faucets or whatever the wealthy buy with their loot.