I just finished reading A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley. As someone who lost their dad suddenly, I always wondered what it would be like to find out that he was still alive somewhere in the world. Laura Gantt is faced with this possibility. The story begins a few weeks after Laura mom dies and she returns home to take care of the house.
While attending church, she runs into an ex-boyfriend, Sean, who breaks the news that some people around town have claimed to see her deceased father. Together, Laura and Sean begin to sift through their past and uncover the truth. The good, bad, and ugly. From abusive parents to cheating spouses, to struggling marriages, to a crazy old lady. This book is riveting from the beginning.
As I was reading A Stillness of Chimes, I found myself hoping Laura and Sean worked out their differences, that Laura found her dad a live, and that everything would be perfect in the little town of Prospect, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Meg Moseley has an interesting way with her characters. You don’t feel like you are an outsider looking in, you feel like you are right there beside them during the entire story. That’s what grabs you in this story, makes you fall in love with the characters and keeps you in it’s grip until its shocking end.
This is definitely a must-read, the story and all its under-currents, keeps you entertained and wondering from the sad beginning to shocking end!
About the Author:
Meg Moseley is still a Californian at heart although she’s lived more than half her life in other states. Holding jobs that ranged from candle-maker to administrative assistant, Meg eventually contributed human-interest pieces for a suburban edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contemporary fiction remains her real love, and she’s the author of When Sparrows Fall and Gone South. She lives in Atlanta near the foothills of the Southern Appalachians with her husband.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.