Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here
Only one for me this week, A Thorn Among the Lilies by Michael Hiebert. I'm reading it now, I've enjoyed the author's previous two novels in the Detective Leah Teal series so was pleased to get the latest from Netgalley. It's published by Kensington on 30th June.
Detective Leah Teal is privy to most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin, but there are always surprises to be had. Like the day she agrees to take her daughter, Caroline, to see a psychic for a reading. The psychic hones in on Leah instead, hinting at a string of gruesome killings and insisting that she intervene to prevent more deaths.
When you go looking for trouble, you never know how much you'll find. Sure enough, the psychic's scant clues lead Leah to a cold case from six years ago, when a young woman was found shot to death, her eyelids sewn shut. As Leah digs deeper into old files, a second unsolved case surfaces with the same grisly pattern. While her shrewd young son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to prevent another horrific murder, unaware of just how deep the roots of evil can go.
Taut, suspenseful, and rich in Southern atmosphere, AThorn Among the Liliesis a mesmerizing novel of loss and vengeance, and the lengths some will go to out of loyalty and love.