A Slow Burn
By Mary E. DeMuth
(Zondervan, Paperback, 9780310278375, 365pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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Beautifully and sensitively written, her characters realistic and well-developed. Mary DeMuth has a true gift for showing how God s light can penetrate even the darkest of situations. Chuck Colson She touched Daisy s shoulder. So cold. So hard. So unlike Daisy. Yet so much like herself it made Emory shudder. Burying her grief, Emory Chance is determined to find her daughter Daisy s murderer a man she saw in a flicker of a vision. But when the investigation hits every dead end, her despair escalates. As questions surrounding Daisy s death continue to mount, Emory s safety is shattered by the pursuit of a stranger, and she can t shake the sickening fear that her own choices contributed to Daisy s disappearance. Will she ever experience the peace her heart longs for? The second book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, this suspenseful novel is about courageous love, the burden of regret, and bonds that never break. It is about the beauty and the pain of telling the truth. Most of all, it is about the power of forgiveness and what remains when shame no longer holds us captive."