The Weight of Blood

by Laura McHugh

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The Weight of Blood Synopsis

This is a gripping debut psychological crime novel about family lies and dark secrets in an isolated community as a series of women go missing. People still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother who vanished years ago from the town of Henbane, deep in the Ozark mountains. When one of Lucy's friends is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: by the mother she never knew, and the friend she couldn't protect. But her search for answers, in a place where secrets are easily concealed, leads her to a chilling discovery. And with this revelation, she must grapple with the meaning of family, the secrets we keep, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

The Weight of Blood Press Reviews

A fantastic novel rich in character and atmosphere. This is one you won't want to miss. -- Karin Slaughter


I was bewitched by the enchanting Ozark landscape and the haunting murder mystery at the heart of McHugh's masterful debut. The Weight of Blood is the kind of novel that leaves the reader wanting more. I can't wait to read what's next from this gifted new writer. -- Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot

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ISBN: 9780091954154
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780091954154
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Laura McHugh
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,

About Laura McHugh

Laura McHugh's short fiction has been published in Confrontation and Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. She lives in Missouri, and this is her first novel.

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