Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker is one of the She Reads Books of Winter. I’ve read one other of Baker’s books and really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this one. Mercy Snow was a fantastic book for me! I listened to the audiobook which is read by Christine Lakin and she does a great job. I haven’t had the pleasure of listening to her before but I wouldn’t hesitate to in the future. She has a great voice for telling stories!
Mercy Snow takes place in Titan Falls, New Hampshire and is a small town brimming with secrets. The residents are a tightly woven bunch that doesn’t readily accept outsiders. Not even outsiders that have been in the town for over twenty years and married to the owner of the paper mill – the paper mill that keeps the town running. That is the life of June McAllister who with all of her money and power still can’t seem to find a foothold in the community no matter how hard she tries
At the opposite end of power is poverty and that is the life of Mercy snow and her family who have just moved onto their dead father’s land much to the town’s disgust. They aren’t wanted there. Even more so when one fateful night there is a tragic school bus crash and Zeke Snow’s crashed truck is found not far from the scene. The Snow’s are nothing but trouble and the town blames Zeke and set out to find and convict him of the tragedy.
Not all is as it seems though as June McAllister soon learns when she unearths some disturbing evidence related to the crime. Her mission is to ensure she keeps her family and their power over the town intact. This means finding the Zeke boy, having him arrested, and getting rid of the rest of the Snow’s as well. What she doesn’t expect is how resourceful Mercy Snow can be in order to protect her own family.
Mercy Snow is a really good story with a hint of magic that I loved. It’s a beautifully told, well crafted story that I really enjoyed – especially in audio. Highly recommended!
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