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Monday, April 16, 2018
Review: Undercurrents (Faye Longchamp #11) by Mary Anna Evans
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 486 KB
Print Length: 355 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (April 3 2018)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
In Undercurrents, the eleventh Faye Longchamp Mystery, Faye has traveled to Memphis, a city steeped in music, poverty, history, and the smoky tang of barbecue. She's there working alone to do an assessment of a site, welcome work for her small archaeological consulting firm.
When Faye spies a child too young to be wandering along a creek alone, she follows the girl. A day later she uncovers a dying woman, buried alive near a spot where Kali might well be hiding. Nobody would blame Faye for running hard, but she can't make herself leave Kali, the woman's now orphaned daughter, who might be in danger. She's not welcomed by the people in Kali's struggling community, nor by the police working the crime. Yet she stays, for Kali, and for the bereaved who need her to communicate their fears to a police department that they trust even less than they trust Faye.
When they confide rumors of other women beaten to death by a man so obsessed with burial that he places fresh flowers in their cold hands, Faye begs the police to widen the investigation to seek a serial killer. They refuse. Faye's gut is telling her that a monster is stalking Memphis, endangering the child she has come to love. If the police can't catch him, then she will have no choice but to try to find him herself.
Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, Artifacts, Relics, Effigies, Findings, Floodgates, Strangers, Plunder, Rituals, Isolation, Burials and, coming in April 2018, Undercurrents. Her standalone thriller, Wounded Earth, features environmentalist Larabeth McLeod in a duel to the death against a stalker who calls himself Babykiller. Mary Anna's work has won the Florida Historical Society's Patrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards Bronze Medals. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches fiction and nonfiction writing. Follow her on social media--
Undercurrents is the eleventh book in the Faye Longchamp mystery series by author Mary Anna Evans. I have read many of the books in this series. They are all well written and extremely enjoyable to read.
Undercurrents is set in Memphis. Faye has been hired to do an archaeological survey of a campsite alongside a creek in Memphis. The location is central to the story. The poverty of the people in the neighbourhood and their desire to stay under the radar. Faye follows a young girl first into this area then finds a body buried alive there. The body is that of the mother of the young girl. Faye cannot leave it alone and sets out to find what she believes could be a serial killer.
Undercurrents is a great addition to this series. The author Evans does a lot of research and I really felt like I was in Memphis during the summer. I have to admit that I just love the cover of this book. The bag of dirt also looks like a Georgia O'Keefe painting. Depends how you look at it. Impressive.
I highly recommend Undercurrents by Mary Anna Evans. I would read the whole series though if I were a mystery fan!