Fiction/Crime, October 2012
Deep in the woods of Wisconsin, little Mary Martin has been missing for five weeks.
Meanwhile, Clare Paxton is a woman living the unfinished dream of leaving behind her sleepy hometown of Danfield, Wisconsin. When the girl goes missing, leaving only her tiny blue shoes behind in the dark northern forest, Clare can’t idly stand by as local police fumble the case.
Handsome police chief Jared Grady seems far more interested in keeping watch on Clare’s meddling than searching for the girl, and no one in town seems to care that there could be a kidnapper in their midst—or worse. Why would the townspeople of Danfield allow little Mary’s case to go cold?
Secrecy, gossip, suspense, and betrayal weave a tangled web for the residents of Danfield. Clare’s curiosity isn’t so welcome, and soon she discovers more than she might have hoped about her small-town neighbors.
Deborah Reardon’s curiosity about life and passion for storytelling took root during her youth. She lives in Texas and is working on the sequel to Blue Suede Shoes. You can find her online at DeborahReardon.com.
Clare thinks she is the only one concerned about the missing girl, Mary. No one wants to listen to her and thinks she is getting out of hand about the case, so she goes about trying to find out what happened. Not only does it result in arguing with family and friends, but she loses her job. She blames Courtney, Mary's mother, who she has despised since grade school. It finishes with a bittersweet ending. I Rated This Book: 3/5 Stars.
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