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The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (Review #2)

The Weight of BloodReviewed by Teri Davis

“You grow up feeling the weight of blood, of family. There’s no forsaking kin. But you can’t help when kin forsakes you or when stranger has come to be family.”

Being a sixteen-year-old, Lucy Dane and wants a job. Currently she is working in her uncle’s store doing whatever job he assigns her. Something just doesn’t seem quite right to her though.

Added to that is the coincidence of Lucy’s mother disappearing years ago. Could her mother have been killed? As she is maturing, she is looking more like her mother and for many people in this small Ozark Mountain town, that is a problem. It seems like the more questions Lucy asks, there are no answers but just more questions as to what happened to Lila. Read the rest of this entry »

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

The Weight of BloodReviewed by Gina Metz

The Weight of Blood is set in Henbane, Missouri deep in the heart of the Ozarks. The story begins with Lucy Dane a seventeen year old born and raised in Henbane. Her friend from down the road, Cheri Stoddard, has been missing for a year and her body has just been found in pieces jammed into an old hollow tree. Lucy feels guilty that she was not a better friend to Cheri and that she did not try harder to find her or help her when she went missing. The papers labeled her as “deficient” or “developmentally disabled”. Kids at school had called her a lot worse things. Lucy had outgrown her and hadn’t spent much time with her in later years. Read the rest of this entry »