When the charred body of a promiscuous, self-proclaimed witch is discovered at a farm called Sorrow Wood, nearly everyone in the sleepy town of Sand Valley, Alabama, is drawn into the case. As the murder probe continues, a multitude of secrets are revealed, including one that leads back to the rock castle home of Wendell Blackmon, Sand Valley’s police chief, and his beloved wife Reva. The town’s inhabitants ruminate on the true meaning of commitment, love, death, hope, and loss as they delve deeper into questions such as Who was this woman? Where did she come from? and What did her presence mean to Wendell, Reva, and the townspeople of Sand Valley?
This is a rather odd book from my perspective, I wasn’t quite sure where it was heading while we were taken backwards and forwards in time to 1985. It is at the heart Iditarod crime thriller I think but lends itself to reincarnation and karma.
Not a simple crime thriller but still an entertaining read with charming characters, for those who like something a little off the wall…