Friday, August 21, 2009

Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth

Daisy Chain tells the coming of age story of a boy named Jed and how he deals with losing his best friend (did she run away or was she kidnapped?), his abusive preacher dad, and the rest of his bizarre Texas town.

Jed and Daisy have been best friends since they met. She has taken him on many adventures, but on one fateful night, Jed chooses not to walk her home...and Daisy disappears.

The townspeople have their own theories as to what happens and who's to blame, but the real power of this book (the first of three) is the building of characters.

You come to hate Jed's father, cry for his mother and sister, and by the end of the book you still aren't sure about Hixon and his co-hort.

Daisy Chain is a character mystery full of intense family abuse.

And I have to finish this trilogy to uncover the truth!


Mary DeMuth said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read the book and review it! A Slow Burn releases October 1.

PR said...

Yeah, I have that one in the wings waiting to be read!