Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard due out on May 4, 2010

From Publisher's Weekly:

Starred Review. With exquisite sensitivity, Edgar-finalist Pickard (The Virgin of Small Plains) probes a smoldering cold case involving the Linders, a cattle ranching family that's ruled the small, tight-knit community of Rose, Kans., for generations. One stormy night in 1986, someone shoots Hugh-Jay Linder dead, and Laurie, his discontented young wife, disappears. The authorities arrest Billy Crosby, a disgruntled ex-employee of High Rock Ranch with a drunk-driving record, in whose abandoned truck Laurie's bloodied sundress is found. In 2009, Billy's lawyer son, Collin, who's certain of his dad's innocence, secures Billy's release from prison and a new trial. Father and son return to Rose, where 25-year-old Jody Linder, the victims' daughter, works as a teacher. Collin's pursuit of justice will force Jody and other members of her family, including her three uncles and her grandparents, to finally confront what really happened on that long ago fatal night and deal with the consequences.

7 comments:

Mary said...

I've just started to see mention of this book on blogs. Sounds good!

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like a lovely story.

Jill said...

I'm hooked...love the cover, the title, the synopsis...going on my TBR!! Thanks and great pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I have seen this one somewhere...what a haunting cover and the story!

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

Kay said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. I loved her Virgin of High Plains novel. She writes a great stand alone book (great mystery series too, but...). Thanks for sharing!

Alayne said...

Ooh sounds intense! Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Diane said...

Yes, yes, this one looks and sounds awesome; thanks so much