"Thorndike Press large print basic"
The extraordinary new novel in the "New York Times" bestselling author s acclaimed series about the real Deep South a joy ride into the heart of darkness ("The Washington Post"). She was just seventeen, a high school dropout named Milly Jones, found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatters the community, and it is up to Sheriff Quinn Colson, back on the job after a year away, and his deputy Lillie Virgil, to investigate what happened and why. Before long, however, accusations start to fly, national media and federal authorities descend, and what seemed like a senseless act of violence begins to appear like something even more disturbing with more victims waiting in the shadows."