Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2015
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A wonderful read that left a lasting impression!
This is a powerful, emotionally-charged novel that had me routing for all the characters, hoping desperately that good would prevail. The setting is based ... READ MORE
Jo Turner at Lincoln High Street


Tensions simmer as a small town, already divided by race, is torn apart by the deadliest of hurricanes . . . THE HELP meets TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in this powerfully emotional and gripping debut novel.In the small town of Heron Key, where the relationships are as tangled as the mangrove roots in the swamp, everyone is preparing for the 4th of July barbecue, unaware that their world is about to change for ever. Missy, maid to the Kincaid family, feels she has wasted her life pining for Henry, who went to fight on the battlefields of France. Now he has returned with a group of other desperate, destitute veterans, unsure of his future, ashamed of his past. When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death, suspicion falls on Henry. As the tensions rise, the barometer starts to plummet. But nothing can prepare them for what is coming. For far out over the Atlantic, the greatest storm ever to strike North America is heading their way...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409155393
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 278g
  • Dimensions: 195 x 132 x 25 mm

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A gripping read focused around a natural disaster in Florida Keys, 1935. You are easily engrossed and find yourself willing the characters to survive the h... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Sensitive portrait of a town in crisis
What I loved about this book is the way its author can conjure up flawed yet loveable characters in just a few paragraphs. It is because I came to care for... READ MORE
Little Jasmine Flower