A Slow Burn: A Novel by Mary E DemuthA Slow Burn: A Novel by Mary E Demuth

A Slow Burn: A Novel

byMary E Demuth

Paperback | September 20, 2009

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"Beautifully and sensitively written, her characters realistic and well-developed. Mary DeMuth has a true gift for showing how God's light can penetrate even the darkest of situations." - Chuck Colson She touched Daisy's shoulder. So cold. So hard. So unlike Daisy. Yet so much like herself it made Emory shudder. Burying her grief, Emory Chance is determined to find her daughter Daisy's murderer-a man she saw in a flicker of a vision. But when the investigation hits every dead end, her despair escalates. As questions surrounding Daisy's death continue to mount, Emory's safety is shattered by the pursuit of a stranger, and she can't shake the sickening fear that her own choices contributed to Daisy's disappearance. Will she ever experience the peace her heart longs for? The second book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, this suspenseful novel is about courageous love, the burden of regret, and bonds that never break. It is about the beauty and the pain of telling the truth. Most of all, it is about the power of forgiveness and what remains when shame no longer holds us captive.

Mary DeMuth is the author of several southern novels, including A Slow Burn, Life in Defiance, and the Christy award finalists, Watching the Tree Limbs and Daisy Chain.  She's also written four parenting books and a memoir, Thin Places. She's passionate about the written word, teaching, and mentoring writers. Mary lives in Texas with h...
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Title:A Slow Burn: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 20, 2009Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310278376

ISBN - 13:9780310278375

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The page-turning sequel A Slow Burn by Mary DeMuth is the page-turning sequel to Daisy Chain. From the very beginning, I was caught up in the drama of Defiance, Texas: Emory Chance and her quest for love and forgiveness, Hixon and his quest to fulfill the unusual and challenging mission given to him by God. The twists and turns in the search for Daisy’s murderer and Emory’s tormenter, as well as the complex and surprising relationships between the story’s now familiar characters kept me reading page after page after page. Although surprised and saddened by the turn of events at the end of the novel, I can see the promise that they hold. God has been at work in Defiance, Texas, even in the midst of heart-wrenching situations, even in the hearts of people that seemed almost beyond hope. Yet change is clearly in the wind. How can people not be changed by the example of love and mercy that has been given them? I look forward to reading the conclusion of the trilogy to see how God’s plan unfolds for the people of Defiance.
Date published: 2009-09-29

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"Mary DeMuth is an author with a flawless sense of time and place. A Slow Burn is a thing of literary poignance and beauty, a brave story as only DeMuth can tell it, written in heart-wrenching, gorgeous prose." -- Tosca Lee