Saturday, January 17, 2015


pic and description taken from Goodreads


Seventeen-year-old Billy thinks his father’s murder will never be solved — until he stumbles across an old ammo box while digging a grave in his small-town Tennessee cemetery.

What he finds leads him to question everything he knows, and his search for answers will uncover more than he bargained for: lies, secrets, and conspiracies — and behind them all, a dangerous truth.


This was such a great book to read.  Billy is the kid from the "poor" side of town.  He lives in a very small town where everyone knows everyone.

Billy and his best friend Henry work for Pastor Higby digging graves.  When Billy and Henry were out digging a grave one hot afternoon, Pastor Higby runs out towards them yelling and screaming that they were digging in the wrong spot.  

While digging in the wrong spot Billy comes across a camo box, but didn't figure taking it out of the spot would be a good idea.  This box began to weigh on Billy's mind.  It seemed super intriguing.

Little did Billy know that when he found this box it would open a whole other Pandora's box for him.  Things start to get a little strange.

Billy's father had been killed 10 years earlier in a hit and run.  Billy had decided he wanted to work for the FBI so that one day he would have the power to ask questions about his fathers death and find out who actually hit him.  Billy finds out that there is more to his fathers accident than any one is willing to share.

This story was so interesting.  I had no idea it would get so twisted and complicated.  It was fantastic.  So many great characters, and the mystery was awesome.  So much happens at the end of this book, and things begin to connect that it was hard for me to put down.

This book kept me interested and excited.  I kept thinking I knew who the bad guy was, and then come to find out that they are just "misunderstood" ;).  Really a great mystery.

Source:  I was given this book in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Cindy M Hogan
pic and bio taken from Amazon

Cindy M Hogan graduated with a B.A. in education. She is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her outdoors or spending time with her husband and two daughters. Most of all, she loves to laugh.