Recently, I featured the first book in John Aubrey Anderson's Black or White Chronicles, Abiding Darkness. Wedgewood Grey is a fitting sequel. And thank goodness there's a third book in the series. I knew he couldn't end it here.
In Abiding Darkness, the Mississippi stage is set with the bizarre death of a young child at Cat Lake. Evil lives there, but good will overcome. At a price.
The Cat Lake saga continues with Wedgewood Grey. Missy Parker, the heroine from the previous novel, resides out of state with her husband Pat. Mose Washington tries to get along without his beloved late wife. The Bainbridge family still spouts filth from its pores. Though life goes on, a battle brews that will change the futures of Mose and a young boy forever.
I’ve never seen a setting breathe like a real person as in Anderson’s novels. 1950’s Mississippi, especially Cat Lake, holds an eerie mystical quality that’s a perfect match for the battles between good and evil that happen there. I think that the supernatural aspect of the battles are downplayed a bit here, or at least portrayed differently, and personal belief and responsibility take more of a front seat. The fact that everything we do, whether to help someone or not, affects us and them and the course of history more than we know.
That said, I’ve never met a supernatural suspense that I didn’t like. This one is no exception. I learned in the first book not to expect breakneck speed as in some other suspense novels. Instead, the setting, characters, and plot come together in an interesting enough way that the reader doesn’t have to pant in order to enjoy.
Regardless, many layers of meaning present themselves and will not only entertain but cause the reader much pondering.
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