All The Broken People
by Amy Rivers
Pub Date 05 Mar 2019
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Alice Bennett knows what it means to suffer. After burying her abusive childhood and reinventing herself, Alice is living a life she never imagined could be hers. She's married to a perfect Southern gentleman. She has a challenging job she loves--writing for a woman's magazine. But when her past comes back with a vengeance, Alice finds herself on the outs with her husband, her perfect life crumbling around her feet.
Desperate to get things back to where they were, Alice travels to the mountains of North Georgia to care for her mother-in-law who was injured in a bad fall. Her motives aren't purely altruistic; she's hoping to get back into her husband's good graces. When she arrives, Alice discovers that the fall was no accident. Alice must battle her own inner demons as she uncovers the not-so-perfect truth of her husband's past. Ugly family secrets and devious attacks from an unknown assailant threaten to kill more than just Alice's dreams.
A dark journey into the Georgia mountains where kudzu covers the landscape and a grudge can last generations.All the Broken People will leave you questioning who the good guys really are or whether they exist at all.
"...a powerfully, emotionally-evocative story, simultaneously brutally honest and lovingly hopeful, heart-breaking and life-affirming." - IndieReader
"With a cast of characters, including some local women you do NOT want to mess with, that define Southern Gothic, this story is a dark and disturbing look into small town Southern life, both past and present."--Rosemary Smith*, librarian and blogger via Edelweiss (*also recc'd as a LibraryReads Submission)
"Rivers weaves a superb tale of the dark secrets buried just beneath small town life, letting them surface in a near perfect choreography of suspense." - TJ Turner, author of Angel In The Fog