Really good fiction is hard to find, but when you find a winner, you have to tell someone. My friend Aimee over at Everyday Epistle has reviewed One Summer in Arkansas from debut author Marcia Kemp Sterling. After a career as an attorney, Sterling brings a new twist to the conventional crime novel, adding beauty, heart, and conflicted characters. Just from reading Aimee’s thorough review, I’ve already put this on my Goodreads To-Read list.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The story spins around small-town golden boy Lee Addison. His smarts, hard work, and genes are about to pay off. At the behest of his mother, Lee returns to his hometown of Riverton in rural Arkansas to spend one last summer there between graduating from Stanford Law School and beginning his career. It’s the early 90s, and Lee is poised for success in the sleek, corporate law firms of San Francisco. But Lee’s last summer in Riverton resurrects a tangle of abandonment, addiction, murder, passion, and sullied histories that rise to burn with the summer temperatures….”
Read the rest of the review here.