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Thursday, March 1, 2018

History Corner / Book Review: Undercurrents by Mary Anne Evans

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Ingram Publishing via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Leads head on up to Tennessee for today's first book!
undercurrents cover


Synopsis:

In Undercurrents, the eleventh Faye Longchamp Mystery, Faye has traveled to Memphis, a city steeped in music, poverty, history, and the smoky tang of barbecue. She's there working alone to do an assessment of a site, welcome work for her small archaeological consulting firm.

When Faye spies a child too young to be wandering along a creek alone, she follows the girl. A day later she uncovers a dying woman, buried alive near a spot where Kali might well be hiding. Nobody would blame Faye for running hard, but she can't make herself leave Kali, the woman's now orphaned daughter, who might be in danger. She's not welcomed by the people in Kali's struggling community, nor by the police working the crime. Yet she stays, for Kali, and for the bereaved who need her to communicate their fears to a police department that they trust even less than they trust Faye.

When they confide rumors of other women beaten to death by a man so obsessed with burial that he places fresh flowers in their cold hands, Faye begs the police to widen the investigation to seek a serial killer. They refuse. Faye's gut is telling her that a monster is stalking Memphis, endangering the child she has come to love. If the police can't catch him, then she will have no choice but to try to find him herself.

Review:

I always love to put Mary Anne's Longchamp books under hsitory corner, as she always takes great care to provide  look at history, be it local, or releated to American history. You never know what historical info youll pick up from her novels! This book is somewhat different, in that Faye starts off saving a woman, who is still alive, versus finding a dead body and investigating. This time Mary Anne tackles the Southern history of violence between races and comes up with a page turner, that will having you questioning long into the night!

About the Author:

Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, which have received recognition including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards bronze medals. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches fiction and nonfiction writing.

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