A Thin, Dark Line
When Cormac O’Malley—Dogwood, Ohio’s former outcast and a man just released after spending fifteen years in prison—returns and shows up on her doorstep, librarian Eloise Carmichael hires him as a handyman despite her family’s warnings and her own misgivings. Inexplicably drawn to Cormac, Eloise... show more
When Cormac O’Malley—Dogwood, Ohio’s former outcast and a man just released after spending fifteen years in prison—returns and shows up on her doorstep, librarian Eloise Carmichael hires him as a handyman despite her family’s warnings and her own misgivings. Inexplicably drawn to Cormac, Eloise begins to form a tentative friendship with the tortured, aloof man and unknowingly becomes ensnared in his quest for vengeance.When a body is found at the library, suspicions center on Cormac, and Eloise finds herself in the role of his defender, pitted against the most powerful men in town. As the threats against Cormac escalate, Eloise becomes obsessed with the mysteries surrounding a murder that took place fifteen years ago and begins the task of delving into the past in hopes of discovering the source of the present danger.As the body count rises and family secrets are brought to light, Eloise and Cormac are forced to realize that the only hope for redemption—and love—lies in each other. But when doubt is cast on Cormac’s innocence and her very life is threatened, the one man Eloise isn’t certain she can trust is the only one who can save her.
Publish date: August 30th 2012
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
Recently I have become pen-pals with a man in prison in Oregon, USA. When I told my friends about it, all of them (except for my sister who is a fearless woman) told me I was absolutely crazy to be doing this, because surely he will come after me once he gets out and he will kill me (for no particul...
The mystery was good because I didn't guess who the killer was until the very end. Other than that, the story was interesting enough to keep me reading. Nothing to write home about though. A bit on the unrealistic side and I felt some things were thrown in just for shock value. And yet another autho...
Eloise Carmichael is the black sheep of the family: where her sisters are successful doctors just like her father, Eloise chose to run the city's library and become sort of a hippie, keeping a distance from the rest of them. When Cormac O'Malley comes in town after serving his fifteen years' sentenc...
“I need to know what happened fifteen years ago, Cormac. I need to understand. Because I think what’s going on now is connected to what took place then. T-to you.”His expression was bleak. “Let it go. The past is over and done with.”“Apparently not. It looms over us. Over the whole damn town.”“Leave...