by Carolyn Haines
|Along with the sweltering heat of the Mississippi pine barrens, the summer of 1963 brings intruders to Kali Oka Road: The Blood of the Redeemer churchers, members of a secretive religious sect, and Nadine Andrews, a single woman of marrying age more interested in her horses than starting a family. Both threaten the predictable sameness of this rural, tightly knit community. And both provide irresistible temptation for thirteen-year-old Bekkah Rich, who is willing to risk hell fire in her efforts to spy on the newcomers. But then her best friend's baby sister disappears, surrounding Bekkah in a web of kidnapping and murder. Suddenly, summertime antics become deadly serious, and those who were once a curiosity are now tainted with evil.|
|Author Biography |
A native of Lucedale, Mississippi, Carolyn Haines is a former journalist. She has written numerous works of fiction, including a series of mysteries set in the Mississippi Delta. Her latest mystery is Hallowed Bones. She is the author of My Mother's Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story (River City Publishing, 2003), and her latest short story appears in an Algonquin collection, Christmas in the South. For more information about Carolyn Haines's work, visit her Web site, www.carolynhaines.com.
By Charlie Geer