March 2014 Indie Next List
“This is a literary thriller that will keep you reading well into the night. Two girls, Lila and Cheri, disappear a generation apart. Lucy, Lila's grown daughter and Cheri's friend, soon realizes there is a connection between the two that runs deep in her family. The Ozark Mountain landscape is the perfect setting for this powerful and haunting mystery. Fans of Gillian Flynn will not be disappointed in this gritty coming-of-age story that tests the limits of family loyalty.”
— Amanda Skelton, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN
About the Author
Laura McHugh lives in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband and children. "The Weight of Blood" is her first novel.