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The Drowning Tree - Carol Goodman

The Drowning Tree - Carol Goodman

Such a pretty cover, not that you can tell from the thumbnail, but trust me. I had this and the Mary Stewart 3-in-1 Merlin book on the coffee table at the same time. Same colors. One looks like some bizarre Jesus theory, the other looks brooding and mysterious. The girls and I all noticed.

Not just the cover is my cuppa. Something horrible happened twenty years ago, and now many of the same people are back in town and one of them ends up dead. More Laura Lippman than Barbara Vine, but very moody and atmospheric, and I love the bit about the artists, and the past resembling the present. With the mother and daughter pair it comes across as the Gilmore Girls in need of SSRIs. Plus there's a little insight into the making of stained glass, as well as the restoration thereof. Learning about an unusual job was always the coolest part of a Dick Francis.

Just a big old delicious pudding of impending doom.

 

(My copy is not the one showing here)