In the spellbinding and suspenseful LetMe Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award–winner Lori Roy wrestsfrom a southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that haspassed between generations.
On a dark Kentucky night in 1952exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays, Annie Hollerancrosses into forbidden territory. Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go nearBaines—not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before—but, armed with asilver-handled flashlight, Annie runs through her family’s lavender fieldstoward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes intothe water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, sheturns from the well and when the body she sees there in the moonlight isdiscovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to accountfor.
It was 1936, and there were sevenBaine boys. That year, Annie’s aunt, Juna Crowley, with her black eyes and herlong blond hair, came of age. Before Juna, Joseph Carl had been the best of allthe Baine brothers. But then he looked into Juna’s eyes and they made him dothings that cost innocent people their lives. Sheriff Irlene Fulkerson sawjustice served—or did she?
As the lavender harvest approachesand she comes of age as Aunt Juna did in her own time, Annie’s dread mounts.Juna will come home now, to finish what she started. If Annie is to saveherself, her family, and this small Kentucky town, she must prepare for Juna’sreturn, and the revelation of what really happened all those years ago.