In rural mountain coffee shop, the Salty Dawg, in a mall village of Acker 's Gap, a door pens, a man aims a gun, and three men are shot in cold blood.
One of the suspect is Carla, the sixteen-year-old troubled daughter of the Raythune county prosecutor, thirty-eight-year-old Belfa " Bell Elkins.
It does n't dd up, but it as a lazy contrivance for the plot and theme.Bell and Nick Fogelsong, the sheriff, go way back to when Bell was traumatized by a violent crime that landed her sister Shirley in jail, when Shirley was sixteen and Bell just ten.
Bell wants to be here in Acker 's Gap where she grew up; she is determined to escap the cabals of illegal prescription drug dealers that have invaded her county and hometown.
Bell is the prosecuting attorney, and she has doubt about this an 's bility to describe the crime, and to comprehend right from wrong.
The answers to this crime were telegraphed too clumsily and visibly, and has remnants of older stories covered in numerous past novels.The author evidently did not want the need to b the pathologist determine the cause of death of the little oy.
he author jettisoned the law, creating an implausible narrative with unwieldy gaps.Supposedly, Bell is an outstanding prosecuting attorney, but I stil now that because the author declares but does n't show us.