Read: March 2013
I rated it on Goodreads: 5 stars
Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard’s life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee gathers the courage to seek her help. But Jaymee’s last chance ends up in a puddle of blood in one of the historic antebellum mansions in Roselea, Mississippi.
I just murdered your wife…again.
An unsigned letter consisting of six horrifying words turns Nick Samuels stagnant life upside down. Stuck in emotional purgatory since his wife’s unsolved murder four years ago, Nick is about to self-destruct. The arrival of the letter claiming credit for his wife’s murder and boasting of a new kill sends Nick to Roselea, where he and Jaymee’s worlds collide.
Jaymee and Nick realize exposing the truth about her daughter’s adoption is the only way to solve the murders. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.
But the truth doesn’t always set the guilt-ridden free. Sometimes, it destroys them.
I had the wonderful opportunity to receive an ARC of this book. It was the first one I’ve ever received and I was excited to see if the book lived up to the interest that the synopsis gave me. I am happy to say that Stacy Green did not disappoint.
Tin God is the story of Jaymee Ballard, a girl growing up in a town where her father hates her and her mother is too much of a coward to stick up for her. At the age of sixteen Jaymee had a baby and was forced to give her up. Jaymee wants her back and her friend Lana was doing whatever she could to help her find her daughter, until Lana was murdered, now several years later another woman was murdered in the same fashion. This brings Nick Samuels Lana’s husband to town after receiving a note about his wife’s murder. Nick and Jaymee team up to not only track down her daughter, but to find his wife’s killer, sensing there is a connection to both.
This book definitely had me on the edge of my seat as we watched the verbal abuse Jaymee received from her father and his minions, the relationship she had with Lana’s brother Cage and the closeness she shares with Nick. I will say that when the killer is revealed it took me by surprise because it was someone who I never would have guessed.
This book is definitely worth a read.