This is a gorgeous story of a woman struggling to hang on to her land and her livelihood in an especially precarious time while also trying to figure out who to trust and which direction to go. Teri Fink has created fascinating characters living in an especially beautiful part of the country and its heritage as home to Native Americans, Latinos, and Southern migrants. Even though it is set in the 1980s, its themes of racism, sexism, greed, and reinvention deeply resonate today.
The story of the Wenatchee Valley is an epic one and Teri captures the sweep of history through this small town portrait using mystery, suspense, and romance. Her respect for all sides of this crisis are both inspiring and illuminating. Like all good authors, Teri has made herself an expert on a wide range of topics including operating a fruit orchard, examining a cadaver, carbon dating a bone, selling illegal drugs, and the natural history of the region. I loved learning so much in one book. And she made me miss the irresistible landscape of an agricultural valley.
I loved the swift but engaging pace of this novel and the attention paid to each character, large and small. Teri can make you cringe at the blatant racist cruelty of a small town sheriff, shudder at the avarice and manipulation of the greedy, and smile at the recognition of both Joe and Claire's search for home.
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- ASIN : B08Z4D14VG
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (1 May 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 3859 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
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A Grand Adventure in a Beautiful PlaceReviewed in the United States on 6 May 2021
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Extremely Enjoyable and InformativeReviewed in the United States on 5 May 2021
I loved Teri Fink's first book, Invisible By Day, and was looking forward to her second one, and it did not disappoint. The book flew by, the characters were interesting and engageable, and I learned a lot about an interesting subject. This story would make a great Netflix mini series - here's hoping we see that soon. I highly recommend this most enjoyable, interesting, informative novel.
Kathryn A. Crandell
Stunning plot and settingReviewed in the United States on 5 May 2021
The story and setting, plus the diverse cast of characters of this book captivated me right away. The author’s descriptions of the natural setting of Eastern Washington, peopled with farmers, native Americans and academics were striking and evocative. It is obvious the author did her research on the archaeological details and history that formed the backdrop of this suspenseful novel. Each character is well developed and there is plenty of action, mystery and romance, devoid of clichés and pat outcomes.
Loved The Clovis Dig!Reviewed in the United States on 5 May 2021
Teri Fink's latest novel is a page turner! I read it in one long sitting because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next! Her characters are real and richly rendered, the pace is lively, and she beautifully weaves mystery and intrigue into every chapter. I've loved both of her novels and hope she is working on another!