Monday, September 28, 2009

A Slow Burn by Mary E. DeMuth

The second book in The Defiance Texas Trilogy, A Slow Burn will take you further down a dark and depressing road.

Mary DeMuth does not waver from showing sin for how truly ugly it is.

In this novel, we follow the life of Daisy's mother, Emory Chance, a drug addict. Still reeling from the news of her daughter's kidnapping and death, Emory is dealing with the looks she's always received from her town of Defiance.

Hixon, a man of God who befriended Daisy and her friend Jed, has been told by God to pursue and marry Emory.

The majority of this book tells how he goes about attempting this act. Emory does not want anything to do with Hixon.

There are moments of complete frustration towards Emory. You get so angry at her decisions and how she treats those who try to get close to her. And about her past; vindictive anger has no limits.

What she does to Hixon and, before, to Jed's mother via his dad is enough to make you throw the book across the room.

After talking with Mary, she promised me that the third book would finally answer the questions and that things will get better.

But after the shocking ending of A Slow Burn, I don't know how it will work.

Excellent read!

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