Author: Diane Chamberlain
Started: Dec. 5, 2021
Finished: Dec. 8, 2021
Thanks to Diane Chamberlain, St. Martin's Press, and Netgalley for the chance to receive an advanced copy in return for an honest review.
Kayla Carter has recently lost her husband and is moving into the home they designed together with their daughter. The new house, although being in Kayla's childhood town, is backed up against a forest...a very dense, scary forest. Strange things start to happen including her garbage being tipped, squirrels being killed and pinned to her trees, and her young child being kidnapped.
Kayla's nearest neighbor is named Ellie Hockley, a woman who grew up in the area during the 1960s. During her teenage years, Ellie took part in a civil rights action called SCOPE, an acronym for the Summer Community Organization and Political Education project. This project enlisted young men and women to speak to unregistered voters and advise them of the soon-to-be-signed Voters Rights Law. During her time with SCOPE, she meets and falls in love with a young African-American man named Win who is later dragged away by members of the KKK and never heard from again.
One day while having fencing installed, remains are discovered. It is later determined that the remains are those of Win and they must discover who took the young man's life. Secrets are revealed and relationships are torn apart.
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