She's also drawn to Zeke, the handsome but enigmatic orchard caretaker, who shows her that mountain justice is neither impartial nor just. But battling a conspiracy of silence, Tessa isn't sure if she can trust him. Yet somewhere in the mists of the Blue Ridge Mountains, evil lurks, and a killer is determined to keep the past where it belongs--dead and buried.
My Thoughts: When I see a new book authored by Lisa Carter I grab it! I love the way she pens words to create a story that sparks my imagination.
This is an interesting story about Tess who longs to be an opera singer. But she loses her voice...not a good thing for a singer. So with few choices in her short repertoire she decides that visiting her aunt in the beautiful state of North Carolina is the thing to do.
Among the apple tress on her aunts orchard Tess discovers that small, isolated Appalachian towns can harbor the most unpleasant of secrets. Sometimes secrets become a silence so deep that when one tries to delve into the past the past begins to rear its ugly head.
Tess feels that it is her duty to clear the air of this vile secret but she can't do it alone. When she and the caretaker, Zeke, begin to dig a little to deeply into the past a killer decides that his secret must remain buried.
I loved, loved this story! The sense of urgency that prevails throughout the story kept me on the seat of my chair. This is a not.to.be.missed.read!
*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*