We travel back to the late 1800s and we head to West Virginia. As it is now, West Virginia is the coal mining mecca in our story.
The challenge is, in our story, our main character, Elliot, is in search of his father. His father, a human rights activist went to WV to investigate stories of children being used to work the mines.
Sounds intriguing enough but the author really goes the extra mile so fasten your seatbelt.
We meet an assortment of interest characters. Nogard is one who will definitely catch your attention.
I liked Beulah, she was a great sidekick (no pun intended) and added a nice layer to the story.
Then we have a man and the pocket watch that he gives to Elliot right before he begins his quest.
There are more, shall we say unforgettable?, characters. I don’t want to give you a single spoiler but keep a close eye on Nogard.
If you are wondering about the significance of the insect on the book cover- you’ll understand soon enough as you begin reading.
I will say this – I think you will be as captivated as I was with this unique plot. There is a unique vibe to this read – the author is a true wordsmith.
I definitely want to read more by this author and hope to see additional books with similar plots from her as she has a real talent as a writer.
Worth every single one of the five stars.
And Here’s a new review for Deadly Thyme:
When I began reading this book I thought it was just another book. Was I ever wrong. This book is such a page turner it’s unbelievable. Once you begin to read it you will not be able to put it done until you finish it. It is about a woman and her daughter who are being watched by a person unknown to them. He sees Ruth (the mother) and believes it is his mother. He decides he must kill her. He takes her daughter without actually planning to. His “mother” continuously speaks to him and he continues to argue with her. During the search for Annie (the daughter) several other girls’ bodies are found. Other murders are committed also. There are so many twists and turns in this story that to tell you more I would ruin your reading of this book. It is truly a HAVE TO read. I gave it 5 stars but it really needs more than 10. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I look forward to seeing more works by R.L. Nolen.