Oct 8, 2009

Book Review: A Slow Burn by Mary DeMuth

"Emory felt her heartbeat in her neck; put her hand there, as if to calm it back down to its proper rhythm. In front of a pale green wall was a gurney with a white sheet stretched over a body. Her little girl." A Slow Burn, pg 10.

Emory Chance is faced with the horrible truth that her dear Daisy is dead. Mary DeMuth, in her superior voice and amazing storytelling, brings us through the emotional turmoil that awaits Emory. This story is full of twist, turns, despair and finally hope. It is a story of Emory's growth - from bitterness and addiction to love, forgiveness and freedom. It is a story of hope in the real world.

A Slow Burn, the second book in the Defiance Texas Trilogy, will keep you on your toes. I loved the way that Mary developed her characters, breathing life into them, fleshing them out. They were all hopelessly flawed (just like us) and so we believable. This book looks at hard issues in the face, and offers real hope to those trying to crawl out of the pit of addiction.

This is an amazing story. I would highly recommend this book.

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