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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
A sequel to Chesapeake Tide, this story features some of the same characters and also deals with the seamier side of small-town life. But the tone is decidedly different. There's a lot going on, plot-wise, and it's generally interesting, if not completely absorbing. And even though the reader has a pretty good idea of who the murderer is, Baker manages some surprises along the way.
Reformed bad boy Bailey Jones is back in Marshy Hope Creek, and nearly everyone is up in arms over his plan to sell the land he inherited from his mother to a developer. The most Bailey hopes to do while he's there is to become reacquainted with Chloe Richards, an old friend who's also back in town. Then a skeleton is unearthed on the property, the deal's put on hold -- and somewhere in town, a killer begins to sweat, to watch and to wait. (MIRA, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer
Published: June 2007