The Reckoning Stones: A Novel of Suspense

The Reckoning Stones: A Novel of Suspense

Let whoever is without sin cast the first stone.

Nobody believed that Pastor Matt raped her. The tight-knit religious community punished her when she spoke out, expected fifteen-year-old Mercy to repent for making false allegations. Instead, she ran. And somebody—her father?—beat Pastor Matt into a coma and left his wife for dead.

Twenty-three years later, Iris has put a life together, transformed herself from runaway teen Mercy Asher to sought-after jewelry designer Iris Dashwood. But now that Pastor Matt’s awake, she’s sliding back, losing ground to the painful memories she’s barely kept at bay. Iris has no choice but to return to Lone Pine—to confront the man who tore her life apart and recover the truth from a community that protects its own.

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Winner of the 2016 Colorado Book Award for Mystery.
Library Journal Pick of the Month.

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?

Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Year: 2015
ISBN: 9780738745114
Nuanced and believable.
– Boston Globe
DiSilverio skillfully crafts a suspense novel full of deceit that spans decades.
– Romantic Times Book Reviews
Tense and all-too-believable . . . Laura DiSilverio's taut mystery packs an emotional punch.
– Meg Gardiner
Riveting! Powerful, disturbing and ultimately, inspirational.
– Hank Phillippi Ryan
An outstanding, dark stand-alone. An excellent read for Megan Abbott or Kate ­Morton aficionados.
– Library Journal
This utterly compelling novel grabs you on page one and drags you into the dark heart of a family and a church gone wrong . . . A triumph!
– Catriona McPherson
DiSilverio skillfully crafts a suspense novel full of deceit that spans decades.
– RT Book Reviews
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