"The mountain always looked dark, but the older I got that year, the darker it got."
It is 1967 and eleven-year-old Charlie York lives in Angel's Rest, deep in the Virginia mountains. His town is a poor boy's paradise - until a shotgun blast kills Charlie's father and puts his mother on trial for murder.
When reclusive Korean War veteran Hollis Thrasher is also linked to the death, Charlie embarks on a dangerous midnight journey so that the truth about what he witnessed that fateful day can finally be revealed.
Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and Stand by Me, Angel's Rest is an unforgettable novel about a mother's love, a hero's return and a boy who discovers angels do exist.
Closing date: 07/09/2018
Publication date: 16/03/2007
Publisher: Mira Books
|Publication date:||16th March 2007|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Charles Davis is a former federal law enforcement officer and U.S. Army soldier. In 1999 he moved from the coast of Maine to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, rented a beach house, got a part-time job as a construction worker, and began writing his first novel. The author currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son and dog, where he's working on a second novel set in the hills and endless blue ridges of Virginia, the place he grew up and calls home.More About Charles Davis