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The weight of blood

The weight of blood

McHugh, Laura

The Dane family's roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn't keep 16-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished when Lucy was still a baby. Then one of Lucy's few friends, Cheri, is found murdered, and Lucy feels haunted by both women: by the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn't protect. And when she stumbles across Cheri's necklace in an abandoned trailer, she begins to suspect that Cheri's death could be linked to her mother's disappearance

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Thriller. Suspense fiction. Large type books.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Laura McHugh
ISBN: 1444823116, 9781444823110
Physical Description: 376 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Ozark Mountains Region Fiction.


Seventeen-year-old Lucy is well acquainted with loss: her mother disappeared without a trace when she was a small child, and the dismembered body of her friend Cheri, who went missing a year ago, has recently been found in a creek. Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: by the mother she never knew, and the friend she couldn't protect. But her search for answers, in a place where secrets are easily concealed, leads her to a chilling discovery. And with this revelation, she must grapple with the meaning of family, the secrets we keep, and the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love...