Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter

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Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother’s tragic, premature death—and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea’s ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She’ll find you, I think, but if she doesn’t, you find her.

Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father. While Althea doesn’t expect him, or her politically ambitious brother, to welcome her with open arms, she’s not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim, long-buried family secret. Fragile and desperate, Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the truth about her lineage. Drawn deeper into her ancestors’ lives, Althea begins to unearth their disturbing history…and the part she’s meant to play in it.

Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.


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Published April 26, 2016 by Lake Union Publishing. 322 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A humid, cicada-filled Alabama summer closes in on Althea when she returns home from another stint in drug rehab. Her drug and alcohol recovery is not made any easier by the discovery of family secrets—secrets that include three generations of women i

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