by Amy Greene
The Long Man river in East Tennessee is about to overflow it’s banks and flood a small town in Appalachia. (Real event in 1936) While longtime residents are forced to relocate, a small child goes missing and priorities are re-ordered. Things go from bad to worse in the ceaseless rain, and with the clock ticking many powerful emotions and the accumulated heartbreaks of the community rise to the surface. This was a very exciting and satisfying read that puts the reader dead-center in the action, boots on the ground in the squishing mud.