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Two children who mysteriously disappeared many years ago are the last thing on Lorna Temple's mind when she returns to her Pennsylvania hometown to sell the old family property in the wake of her mother's passing. But instead of memories, the fields where Lorna grew up yield something utterly chilling. Years ago, Lorna's nine-year-old best friend Melissa Eagan mysteriously disappeared, followed shortly after by her older brother. Now it turns out that Jason's bones have been moldering on the Temples' land for two decades. When Lorna's enquiries to the local police are only met with hostility, she enlists the help of ex-private eye T.J. Dawson to dig up the dirt of the past and see what lies beneath. But the mystery, and the grave, turns out to be much bigger than the Eagan case, and the killer is still at large.
©2005 Marti Robb; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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By DMHVetSurveyor on 08-06-07

Hard truth- Easy Listen

A very well writen novel, great characters, fast paced story line. Awesome ending. I will purchase more books from this author. Reminds me of the Kate Wilhelm books with Barb Hathaway. This narrator did some of those books as well. Very enjoyable, a fast read.

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By Karen Syed on 08-24-08

Another Winner...in my book!

The second book in Stewart's Hard series follows Lorna back to her hometown after her mother's death. Her only plans are to scatter her mother's ashes and then clean and sell their family home. But as soon as Lorna arrives, a tragedy from her past is dredged up, along with new and even more frightening secrets that nobody in town could have imagined.

When Lorna steps in to help a woman she thinks is being wrongly accused for the crimes, she finds herself part of a select group determined to find the truth and not just a scapegoat.

Mariah Stewart has done an excellent job with bringing these characters to life. Her story is dark and involved, but the personalities of the main characters keep the story from being too deep. Stewart has a great writing style and this one proves her talent, yet again.

Karen L. Syed

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