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Author: Teri Holbrook
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gale Grayson has come back to Statlers Cross, Georgia, to write, hoping to find in her quiet hometown the strength to confront the memories and mysteries of her husband's life and death. But the delicate balance in the rural community has been altered by outsiders: a family of immigrants and a visiting professor who hopes to study the area's most isolated residents -- families with a dialect and rules of their own.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2002596554
(OCoLC)45902367
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teri Holbrook
ISBN: 9780307422231 0307422232
OCLC Number: 466744429
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages)
Responsibility: Teri Holbrook.

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Gale Grayson has come back to Statlers Cross, Georgia, to write, hoping to find in her quiet hometown the strength to confront the memories and mysteries of her husband's life and death. But the delicate balance in the rural community has been altered by outsiders: a family of immigrants and a visiting professor who hopes to study the area's most isolated residents -- families with a dialect and rules of their own. In a place trapped between the present and the past, a shocking act of violence uncovers dark and dangerous truths about people whose roots go back for generations. The ties between the living and the dead are strong, and even the presence of visiting Scotland Yard detective Daniel Halford may not help unravel such a brutal crime. It falls to Gale, her grandmother Ella, and her precocious daughter, Katie Pru, to piece together a terrifying tapestry of history and hatred whose tangled threads weave a complicated tale of betrayal. Yet it is in the photographs of Gale's young protegee Nadianna Jesup that the truth may be found ... a truth that is sheer murder for anyone who stumbles across it. From the Paperback edition.

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