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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Powerful Novel, A Slow Burn, Ignites A Fast Read

A Slow Burn, Mary DeMuth’s second book in the Defiance Texas Trilogy, blazes a trail across the heart of Emory Chance, a grief stricken mother haunted by fear and regret after the murder of her 13 year-old daughter Daisy. In the first chapter, I watched - an innocent bystander to her pain - as she stood in a morgue in Tyler, Texas identifying Daisy’s remains.

“She touched Daisy’s shoulder. So cold. So hard. So unlike Daisy. Yet so much like herself it made Emory shudder.”

Less than twenty four hours later I arrived at the end of the book but not the end of the story. In those hours in Defiance, Texas a miracle occurred in my heart. In the first book, Daisy Chain, I looked at Emory Chance much the same way as a citizen of Defiance. I saw a neglectful, drug addicted mother who ‘deserved’ to lose her daughter. At the end of A Slow Burn my heart softened; I walked in her shoes, sympathized with her pain, I witnessed her transformation and stunned by my own response, I looked to her with hope.

Much like Emory, I hope to find peace and resolution in the third and final book of the Defiance Trilogy. And most of all I want to know who killed Daisy and why, if Ousie Pepper really knows who did it she isn’t telling. Stay tuned for the third and final installment in the spring.

Congratulations Mary! Your words change lives and our friendship enriches mine.

Please visit Mary’s web site to learn more about her and her amazing books www.marydemuth.com