Some secrets can come
back from the grave.
In the summer of 1916, a big twister brings destruction to
the land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tucker’s family and neighbors are
not spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm. But no one is going to mourn
for Jubal Beldon, who made it his business to know the ugly secrets of everyone
in town. It doesn’t matter if Jubal’s insinuations are true or not. In a small
town like Boynton, rumor is as damaging as fact.
But as Mr. Lee, the undertaker, does his grim duty for the
storm victims, he discovers that even in death Jubal isn’t going to leave his
neighbors in peace. He was already dead when the tornado carried his body to
the middle of a fallow field. Had he died in an accident, or had he been
murdered by someone whose secret he had threatened to expose? There are dozens
of people who would have been happy to do the deed, including members of
Jubal’s own family.
As Sheriff Scott Tucker and his deputy Trenton Calder investigate the circumstances surrounding Jubal’s demise, it begins to look like the
prime suspect may be someone very dear to the widow Beckie MacKenzie, the
beloved music teacher and mentor of Alafair’s daughter Ruth. Ruth fears that
the secrets exposed by the investigation are going to cause more damage to her
friend’s life than did the tornado. Alafair has her own suspicions about how Jubal
Beldon came to die, and the reason may hit very close to home. Download and start listening now!