Village of Tears
In a sleepy town in rural northern New Jersey, a secret signed in blood has been locked away since the Civil War... When brother fought brother, a young slave, Franklin Carver, made a desperate and arduous journey to find freedom in the North. But when he finally reached pastoral Promise, New Jersey, he was tragically betrayed. Almost 150 years later, an apathetic patent lawyer, Caleb Magellan, stumbles into the midst of Promise's eerily exclusive community of wealthy residents. The ghosts of their ancestors provide the first clues that lead Caleb along Franklin Carver's dark and twisted path to a truth that threatens to shatter a nation's very conscience. That is, unless the "good" people of Promise, along with their powerful patriarch, Maximillian McCoy, who have everything to lose, get to Caleb first.
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A very interesting book, I have to say I was on the edge of my seat, could not put down until I was done (and this was not too long because it was a bit short). But it was well written and imaginative, certainly worth the read.