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The Reckoning Stones

Published Date : September 8, 2015

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After accusing the pastor of her close-knit religious community of molesting her, fourteen-year-old Mercy Asher is branded a liar and publicly humiliated. She runs away on the night someone beats the pastor into a coma and kills his wife.

Two decades later, Mercy has become Iris Dashwood, an emotionally troubled but brilliant jeweler. She thinks she’s in control of her life until news of Pastor Matt’s miraculous awakening broadsides her and leaves her unable to design. Iris returns to Lone Pine, Colorado, determined to confront her past to restore her creativity.

Iris reconnects with her mother, best friend, and boyfriend who harbor secrets she must unearth to find a killer. In the final reckoning, the truth may cost more than she anticipates. Will it bring redemption…or devastation?

Reviews

Praise for The Reckoning Stones

Colorado Book Award Winner, 2016: Mystery.

Library Journal: PICK OF THE MONTH, “An outstanding, dark stand-alone.” “An excellent read for Megan Abbott or Kate ­Morton aficionados.”

Romantic Times Book Reviews gives it 4 stars (out of 4 1/2!), and says: “DiSilverio skillfully crafts a suspense novel full of deceit that spans decades.”

Catriona McPherson, Anthony award-winning author of As She Left It calls it “A triumph!”

“Nuanced and believable.” –Boston Globe

Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark award-winner, says, “Riveting! Powerful, disturbing and ultimately, inspirational. This chilling psychological tale of revenge and redemption is crafted with the sure hand of a skilled storyteller.”

Testimonials

DIE BUYING is one of the Top Four cozy mysteries of 2011.

- Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011

SWIFT JUSTICE has rapidly become my favorite new P.I. puzzler. It’s smart and sassy with tons of humor and a whole lot of heart.

- Chris Grabenstein, Anthony- and Agatha-award winning author

ALL SALES FATAL is a fun mystery!

- Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post

SWIFT JUSTICE may appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Lula. DiSilverio deftly mixes light, zany humor with the darkness of the crimes.

- Booklist, Starred Review

QUICKSTEP TO MURDER and DIE BUYING are both in our Top 12 favorite mystery titles from 2011.

- Lisa Allmendinger, AnnArbor.com