Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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This week I'm sharing… 

Here's the synopsis:
The Dane family's roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn't keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy's few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls-the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn't protect. Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri's necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin. More alarming, she suspects Cheri's death could be linked to her mother's disappearance, and the connection between the two puts Lucy at risk of losing everything. In a place where the bonds of blood weigh heavy, Lucy must decide where her allegiances lie.

Here are my thoughts:
I received copy of this book from Netgalley in return for my honest, unbiased review.  I received no compensation whatsoever.

I requested this book on Netgalley, because the description sounded pretty interesting.  I never expected to get drawn into the book so much that I would have nightmares the night I started reading it.  I woke up the next morning, determined to finish it and found out the truth.

From the start, I could feel the heat and humidity of Henbane.  I could see the characters come to life- full of suspicion and never able to let go of the past.  More than anything, I wanted Cheri and Lila's mysteries to be solved.

This book's suspense level and creepy factor totally rivals that of Gone Girl and Still Missing.  If you were a fan of either of those books, I recommend giving The Weight of Blood a try.

What are you currently reading?


Victoria said...

this is going on my list right now :)

Bubblymuppet said...

I loved both those books and this sounds really good! Don't know when I'll get a chance to read it, but it's going on the list for sure!!

Shoshanah said...

This does sound a bit eerie! This doesn't necessarily sound like the type I normally read, or for you either, but knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl this might be a fun one to check out.

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