New Book with a Southern Voice

Close_to_the_Broken_Hearted_500high_72ppi The New York Times says, “There is something mesmerizing about Hiebert’s storytelling voice.”

In this riveting new novel from Michael Hiebert, a killer’s release is the catalyst for shocking revelations in a small Southern town. . .

At twenty-two, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime’s worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli. Orphaned by her teens, Sylvie is now raising her own baby with no partner in sight. For all these reasons, Leah Teal, Alvin, Alabama’s only detective, tries to stay patient when Sylvie calls the station day and night, always with some new false alarm. But now Preacher Eli is out of prison and moving back to town.

As far as the law is concerned, the old man has paid his dues–though Leah’s twelve-year-old son, Abe, vehemently disagrees. Between that and his relentless curiosity about the daddy he hardly knew, Abe’s imagination is running in all directions lately. While Leah struggles with how much of the past to reveal to Abe, she’s also concerned about Sylvie’s mounting panic. Something in her gut tells her the girl might be a target after all. For as Leah knows well, there’s danger not just in the secrets others keep from us, but in the lies that corrupt from within. It’s a hunch that will be tested soon enough, as tensions mount on both sides.

Evoking the South with depth and grace, Michael Hiebert’s poignant, gripping novel captures the strength wrought by heartache and lost innocence–and the transformative power of forgiveness, whenever it comes. . .

To learn more about Michael, visit his blog http://www.michaelhiebert.com/blog/

or his website  http://www.michaelhiebert.com/

Hope you enjoy meeting this new author, this is his second book. I’ve decided on my blog, I will sometimes tell you about new books and/or authors that you might find as interesting as I do.

Hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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