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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
In A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise, librarian Alicia Fairmont has just lost her husband in a hit and run accident. Six months after the unfortunate incident, she travels from her home in Long Island to her husband’s hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, a place her husband has never thought about taking her to, only referring to it offhandedly as “a backwards town he and his parents moved away from when he was ten and his sister seventeen.” She hopes to get some answers to questions nagging her about his past, but what is supposed to be a short weekend visit suddenly becomes a long stay, thanks to a job she accepts at the library. But she is on a journey to find out dread truths and secrets she’d rather have not discovered.
When she receives news that her house has been burned, she quickly returns home. What awaits her is even more disturbing than the decades-long secrets she’s just discovered at her in-laws. A strange diary, confiscated letters, and an audio recording with a note that warns her to leave the city indicate that she is embroiled in a deadly game and that someone will stop at nothing to get her out of the way. What follows will shock the reader as Alicia faces her deepest fears and reaches out for the truth, one that could even destroy her.
A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise is a gritty tale of one’s woman’s search for the truth surrounding the mysterious death of her husband. Debbie De Louise’s story is intense, absorbing, and emotionally charged. It’s a well-plotted story with strong elements of a thriller. The characters are real and compelling and the sense of pathos is intelligently developed around the protagonist. This is a monumental achievement, a story that will grip the reader by the throat and have them hanging on until the exciting finish. This book was awesome!