Slow Burn, Fast Read!, October 8, 2009
Mary Dreisbach (Emmaus, PA USA) - See all my reviews
Mary DeMuth has done it again! In this second book of the Texas Defiance Trilogy, she takes us into the lives of those involved with the disappearence and murder of 13 yr old Daisy Chance. The first book in this series focuses on that incident, and gets us to know the characters surrounding Daisy Chance. The gist of the first book "Daisy Chain" is seen through the eyes of Daisy's best friend Jed Pepper. His agony, guilt and shame about letting his friend down.
In "A Slow Burn" DeMuth takes a different route. This book tells the story through the eye's of Daisy's negligent, broken by life mother, Emory Chance. Emory has a world of regret on her shoulders, she goes through the grieving process, struggling with her self worth, things from her own past and other various problems that arise as a result of Daisy's death. This book tackles, with great realism and grace, true heart issues of each character. DeMuth holds nothing back, She takes us intimately into the lives of each character, so much so I found myself routing for them, thinking about them and crying with them. I have never read a book so well put together, so intruiging, and so devastating and hopeful all at the same time.
I highly recommend reading this book!