Top positive review
on 12 April 2012
This is a very quirky tale of dark deeds in the Deep South of America. I am not sure if I liked it or not. Maybe 4 stars was a little generous, but it was unusual and quite readable. A journalist sets out from New York for the Deep South, where he was born. His mission is to help a bunch of Junior League ladies write a cookery book. The Junior League is a bit like the Rotary Club for women , but more exclusive. When he arrives, he falls into the hands of the sinister local sherriff and a collection of oddly behaved ladies who all seem to have something to hide. The strange ways in which the past comes back to take its revenge on all and sundry is either clever or contrived depending on your point of view. I wouldn't be looking to read this again, as I do with books I really like, but quite a good read.