Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen

Hello All,

Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen is a Southern thriller with a gothic feel to it. Told through the eyes of an eleven year old girl, Shenandoah Carmody, it is the story of her search for her missing mother, the responsibilities that she has taken upon herself in helping around the house, and caring for her twin sister who stopped speaking the night their mother disappeared. There are traditions and responsibilities that the Carmody name carries in their small town, and Shen needs to be careful of where she and her sister are seen and what she asks, as everything gets back to her father, who is a judge in that small town.

The secrets are revealed slowly, making the reader a bit nervous, as the reader will realize things that an eleven-year-old wouldn't. Just when you think enough has been unraveled within this family and the town, more comes to light. Good storytelling, especially for those who love tales of the South and for those who love a little gothic in their novels.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: The only compensation this reviewer received was a copy of this book for review.