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The Reckoning Stones : A Novel of Suspense
by Laura Di Silverio


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Let whoever is without sin cast the first stone

Nobody believed that Pastor Matt raped her. The tight-knit religious community punished her when she spoke out, expected fifteen-year-old Mercy to repent for making false allegations. Instead, she ran.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Let whoever is without sin cast the first stone

Nobody believed that Pastor Matt raped her. The tight-knit religious community punished her when she spoke out, expected fifteen-year-old Mercy to repent for making false allegations. Instead, she ran. And somebody—her father?—beat Pastor Matt into a coma and left his wife for dead. 

Twenty-three years later, Iris has put a life together, transformed herself from runaway teen Mercy Asher to sought-after jewelry designer Iris Dashwood. But now that Pastor Matt’s awake, she’s sliding back, losing ground to the painful memories she’s barely kept at bay. Iris has no choice but to return to Lone Pine—to confront the man who tore her life apart and recover the truth from a community that protects its own. 

Winner of the 2016 Colorado Book Award for Mystery

Praise:

“Outstanding.”—Library Journal (starred review) and Pick of the Month “DiSilverio skillfully crafts a suspense novel full of deceit that spans decades.” —RT Book Reviews ()

“Riveting Powerful, disturbing and ultimately, inspirational.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author

"This utterly compelling novel grabs you on page one and drags you into the dark heart of a family and a church gone wrong . . . A triumph "—Catriona McPherson, Anthony Award-winning author of As She Left It

"Tense and all-too-believable . . . Laura DiSilverio's taut mystery packs an emotional punch."—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of China Lake

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738745114
  • ISBN-10: 0738745111
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 360


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Iris Dashwood, the heroine of this uneven tale of revenge, retribution, and redemption from DiSilverio (Swift Run), was born into a strict Colorado religious community and sexually abused at 15 by its pastor, Matthew Brozek. After the congregation supported him and inflicted a stoning ritual on her, she fled Colorado. Now 38, she’s a well-heeled jewelry designer in Portland, Ore., where she engages in casual sex with hot—and younger—men. When Iris learns that her abuser has awakened from a coma caused by the vicious beating that her father has spent 23 years in prison for committing, she returns to Colorado to confront Matt. In her search for the truth, she must come to terms with her failures in judgment and lack of compassion. Iris begins as a model of trendy sexual role reversal, but after she seduces her once-best friend’s son, she realizes that she has victimized people in a way that uncomfortably mirrors Matt’s behavior. The reality-stretching antics of assorted religious zealots pad out Iris’s cozy confessions. (Sept.)

 
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