A taut fast-paced mystery which adroitly shifts between the tumultuous events of the summer of 1964 and the present life of concert pianist Brittan Lee Hayworth as new discoveries unleash old and painful memories.
Returning to Liberty, Georgia to confront old demons, Brittan Lee is thrust into the center of an FBI investigation and the realization that someone wants her dead before she helps unlock secrets buried deep for four decades.
About the Author
Paige Mercer Cummings grew up in coastal Georgia. Now retired from the Navy, she lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband and three cats, and spends her time writing.
Paperback: 317 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (June 20, 2007)
Under the Liberty Oak held me spellbound. Brittain Lee, the main character, appears distant at the start of the book, but you come to see her as a warm woman with a great deal of strength. Paige Cummings has crafted a book that alternates between the South of 1964 and today. A mysterious disappearance in 1964 has been bought back to life and those involved want to keep it hidden. Brittain Lee puts her life in jeopardy to see that justice is served.
The language and descriptions carry you into the South of long-ago, allowing you to feel the tension that was so much a part of that time. As you get deeper into this book, you feel as though you were there. The people are as familiar as your own neighbors. You feel their pain, anger and fear. You will find tears clouding your eyes many times during your journey.
Emotionally, this book is not easy to read--but the satisfaction of having read a book that lives up to the highest expectation you can have is well worth it. Anyone loving a mystery with well-crafted characters, high emotion and a feeling of having been there will soon find this book on their favorites list.
I give Under the Liberty Oak seven colors!
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