[Teaser Tuesdays] The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two "teaser" sentences from that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
* Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

This month has been good so far. Been reading good books lately and I’m feeling good about my current read as well: The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard.

Synopsis from Book Depository:

Twenty-six years ago, when she was only three years old, Jody Linder's father was murdered as she slept in her cot. Her mother vanished, presumed dead. Local trouble-maker Billy Crosby confessed to the murder and was locked up, leaving his wife and son to face the consequences in the small Kansas town of Rose. But his son Collin, now a lawyer, has successfully petitioned for a retrial, which means that - for now - Billy is back in town. Jody is horrified - the man who tore her family apart is living just a few streets away. So why does she find herself wondering if Collin is right? What if Billy was innocent, and her close-knit family has been hiding a terrible secret all these years? Haunting and powerful, this is Nancy Pickard's finest achievement to date.

When mother and son sat across from each other at the kitchen table at High Rock Ranch, arguing about college it was seven-fifteen in the morning. They were less than twenty-four hours away from tragedy, and what their family didn’t know had already begun to hurt them.

- Page 37


fredamans said…
Sounds horrible and beautiful.

Sidne said…
that teaser went to well with the summary. i'm interested.
stop by and read mine
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oh it sounds like its leading up to something sad. Great teaser.
I finished it tonight and wasn't crazy about it.