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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ashes to Water

Author: Irene Ziegler
Publication Date: June 16, 2010
Publisher: Five Star

Donated ByIrene Ziegler, author

Ashes to Water is a mystery/thriller, and Irene Ziegler’s first novel. 

Set in the 1980s, Ashes to Water is an atmospheric story of a small-town Florida murder and one young woman’s reluctant involvement in its resolution.

When Annie Bartlett returns home to bury her murdered father, she confronts the woman arrested for the crime, only to discover reasons to fight for the woman’s acquittal. This pits her against her erratic and unwell sister, Leigh, whose very survival may depend on a guilty verdict.

Annie soon becomes snarled in the social and political dynamics of the town, a wrenching attraction to her old boyfriend, and the emotionally difficult business of sorting out her estranged father’s tangled past. Obstructing Annie further are “visits” from her mother, who drowned in Widow Lake when Annie was nine. As her attempts to solve her father’s murder lead to more bloodshed, Annie finds herself a suspect in a plot not of her making, and a threat to the town’s movers and shakers, suddenly very anxious to see her gone. When Annie’s father is finally laid to rest in the lake that claimed her mother, Annie glimpses in his sinking ashes the flashing glints of hope and healing.

While it stands alone, Ashes to Water continues the story of Annie Bartlett, who grows up in Ziegler’s collection of linked short stories, Rules of the Lake. 

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Irene mailed to Jessica on 7/1 ~ DC # 0310 0480 0000 5496 3074

1.  Jessica
2.  Crystal
3.  Heather


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ham1299 said...

Heather (Proud Book Nerd)

Jessica N. said...

I'd love to participate!

Jessica (A Fanatic's Book Blog)

Jessica N. said...

Received Ashes to Water today! It's sooooo pretty. All shiny and new. Plus Irene included some goodies for the tour so I'll send some on to you Heather!

Cackleberry Homestead said...

I'm interested.

Crystal F (NC)


Jessica N. said...

Mailed it on to Crystal today!

DC: 9102010521297628214514

Jessica N. said...

Here is a link to my review:

ham1299 said...

Arrived today.

ham1299 said...

Added my review to the Linky. Just need to know where to send it next! :-)

ham1299 said...

Shipped today. DC: 03100480000085246399

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