Scare the Light Away

Scare the Light Away

Book - 2005
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"Recently widowed Rebecca McKenzie, a successful Vancouver businesswoman, returns to small-town Hope River after an absence of 30 years to attend her mother’s funeral. Estranged from her father and two older siblings, she’s left a brutal childhood and a psychopathic grandfather behind. She expects her visit home to be short. but then she discovers the diaries written by her mother, a British war bride with a young baby who came to Canada to join a husband she scarcely knew. Rebecca (and the reader) find her heart wrung by her mother’s story. Meanwhile, a young girl has gone missing, and the suspicions of the townspeople fall on Rebecca’s handsome, charming brother Jimmy. Before long, violence threatens and Rebecca must put aside some long-held grievances to protect Jimmy and find the real killer."--Poisoned Pen Press.
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEL
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 23 cm


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Nov 16, 2013

I really enjoyed this novel. A look inside the lives of a dysfunctional family and how they come to terms with the past.

This is the second Delany novel I've read and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite Canadian authors.

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