The Reckoning Stones
After accusing the pastor of her close-knit religious community of molesting her, fourteen-year-old Mercy Asher is branded a liar and publicly humiliated. She runs away on the night someone beats the pastor into a coma and kills his wife.
Two decades later, Mercy has become Iris Dashwood, an emotionally troubled but brilliant jeweler. She thinks she's in control of her lif...more
This is a close knit religious community which has no local police force but an outside Sheriff that never gets involved.
Everyone goes to church and everyone knows each other.
Mercy is a 14 year old girl who gets raped by the Pastor Matt. No one believes her.
Someone has attacked Pastor Matt, he has been badly beaten near to death.
But who did it? No one believed her, did they?
Twenty years later, she is living far away from this community and trying to live her life. She creates Jewe ...more
Lone Pine, Colorado is home to the Community. A religious group based out of the God’s Community of Believers and Disciples Church. Mercy Asher left Lone Pine and the Community behind after years of molestation by the pastor of the church. No one believed her when she confessed to her abuse and she was the one punished. She couldn’t stand to stay somewhere where it seemed even her own family thought she was lying. But someone must have knew she was telling the truth because on ...more
Twenty-three years later, Iris has made a life for herself as a jewelry de ...more
Lone Pine, Colorado is a close knit community that is held together by its deeply seeded religious beliefs. They have no local police force and are rarely visited by ...more
Iris, hasn't been back to Lone Pine for twenty years, but she can't put it off any longer, she has to face the very thing she ran away from, she has to free herself of her past.
Initially, I wasn't sure about this book at all. I was intrigued by the synop ...more
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. ...more
Iris once known as Mercy has come back home 23 years later to Colorado Springs. Will having a new perspective and a plan to claim her life back after losing it all those years ago, is she able to redeem all that she has lost? Her father is now in prison for 23 years for the brutal attack of the “community” pastor Matt whom Iris had ...more
Author: Laura DiSilverio
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Literary Fiction;
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Rating 5 Stars
Although known for her many cozy mysteries which are well received and liked; Reckoning Stones takes her into a deeper darker side of the mystery genre. The Reckoning Stones tell of the hidden crime in ...more
This is a very enjoyable mystery novel that broaches some difficult and disturbing subjects. It features a church community that borders on being cultish and centers on how that community deals with a pedophile in their midst. I loved the use of flashbacks and how they created s ...more
After twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron commander, with the National Reconnaissance Office, and at a fighter wing – I retired to parenting and writing full-time.
Spying was easier.
(Laura DiSilverio is also Ella Barrick.) ...more