The Weight Of Blood by Laura McHugh
Lucy Dane’s life has been a smattering of secrets, mysteries and lies – starting from when she was just a child when her mother one day up and disappeared to, years later, when Lucy’s friend Cheri also disappears; only to be found later, murdered and displayed.
Shaken by this second loss of someone close to her, Lucy decided to dig in and see if she can learn more about what happened to Cheri, and if in any way that will lead her to clues about her own mother. What she uncovers are secrets that are too dark to fathom, and a little to close to home.
Weight of Blood came to me through no other source than my own. Usually I find books through other readers recommendations or authors I adore… but this one I stumbled across on Audible.com and it sounded as though it had potential.
And it did.
When I think about this book I come up with words like engaging. Powerful. Mysterious. McHugh’s words pour like water from a fountain, smooth and clear. I enjoyed the story line and immersed myself fully into learning the secrets of the Dane family and those close to them.
3 narrators take us through the audio version of this book and the transactions are so smooth between them that when I looked it up right now, I was surprised to see there were three.
While the book deals with some topics that are frightening – they are also not far fetched, and in the end what is put into print here is a truly believable (and based somewhat off a true story) and easily imagined in a small town hidden amongst the Ozark Mountains.