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The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
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bookshelves: 2010-reads, mystery-suspense, library

** spoiler alert ** The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard is a novel about a small town in Rose, Kansas and a family who suffered a horrible tragedy who has enough power and money to get justice, even if it is the wrong kind.

The novel starts off with Jody at the age of 26, a woman suspicious of happiness, 23 years after the awful murder of her father and disappearance of her mother. She soon realizes that the man convicted of these crimes has been set free. The story then funnels back into the past and retraces the steps leading up to the crimes, the conviction, and the aftermath. It isn't until the release of Billy Crosby, a man that many agreed, belonged in jail, even if he was innocent that the questions that should have been asked 23 years ago surface.

I connected with Jody as a character. She was one of the true victims of this story, but willing to rise above her status and ask the questions that allow true justice to take place. Her family was dynamic and I felt as if I was going through this book with them.

I enjoyed the story, was shocked by the twists, and satisfied by the ending. I am sad it's over.
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Becky I really enjoyed this one. I hope you like it. :)


Vicki It looks good. I have to find it first though :)


Becky I'm glad that you liked it. :D


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