HARD TRUTH

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Lorna Stiles' best friend, Melinda Eagan, disappeared on her way home many years ago when they were nine. No trace of her was ever found. Not long after, Melinda's foul-mouthed older brother, Jason, also vanished. Most people assumed that they ran away--until Jason's bones are discovered on a recently sold section of Lorna's family farm.

Lorna has just returned home following her mother's death, and she's not satisfied with the direction of the police investigation, so she contacts old friend Regan Landry, who hooks her up with former FBI agent turned private eye T.J. Dawson. Soon it's obvious that a serial killer used the property as a dumping ground. Could the killer still be nearby?

Book two of Stewart's Truth series takes a tough look at a small community and the secrets kept hidden. As in her previous books, Stewart's characters are rich and the intrigue compelling. A terrific way to spend some leisure hours. (Oct., 400 pp., $6.99)
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October 2005