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The Scent of Rain and Lightning

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444712933

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 7th January 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Twenty-six years ago, when she was only three months old, Jody Linder’s father was murdered as she slept in her cot. Her mother vanished, presumed dead.

Local trouble-maker Billy Crosby confessed to the murder and was locked up, leaving his wife and son to face the consequences in the small Kansas town of Rose. But his son Collin, now a lawyer, has successfully petitioned for a retrial, which means that – for now – Billy is back in town.

Jody is horrified – the man who tore her family apart is living just a few streets away. So why does she find herself wondering if Collin is right? What if Billy was innocent, and her close-knit family has been hiding a terrible secret all these years?

Haunting and powerful, this is Nancy Pickard’s finest achievement to date.

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Tantalizing . . . Pickard writes with insight and compassion.
<i>The New York Times</i> on THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS
Mesmerizing . . . cleverly planted surprises and the convincing portrait of smalltown life make this a memorable read.
<i>Publishers Weekly</i> on THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS
A writer of substantial literary power and gravitas . . . Pickard's latest is a darn good read, and anyone smart enough to pick it up can't help but admire it.
<i>Denver Post</i> on THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS
Suspenseful . . . Pickard keeps the surprises coming and the tension high all the way to the end.
<i>Detroit Free Press</i> on THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS