Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Lucy Dane just finished her junior year of high school in the Ozarks. She got a job at her Uncle Crete's store. So far the summer is going well. And it doesn't hurt that Daniel, the boy she is crushing on, works there too. Her uncle assigns Daniel to clean out a trailer on his property and Lucy finagles her way into helping. As they are cleaning, Lucy finds a necklace that belongs to her friend Cheri. Except Cheri was murdered and this is the first real clue.

Lucy doesn't know what to do with this evidence. It also brings up questions about her own mom, Lila, who disappeared when Lucy was a baby. Lucy finally confides in Daniel and her best friend Bess. Daniel is all for helping her and together they try and get answers. But there are people in this small community who don't want the truth to be revealed.

I don't want to tell to much because it will spoil the book! I really enjoyed trying to figure out what happened to Cheri and Lila. Each chapter was told from a different character's point of view, which made for an interesting read. I can't wait to read her next book!

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