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Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

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Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

Almost twenty years ago Jess Winters disappeared from Sycamore, Arizona. A woman recently relocated to the area is on a walk when she discovers skeletal remains. Everyone assumes that Jess has finally been found but the discovery of the body brings memories of events happening around the time of her disappearance to the forefront of everyone’s minds. 

This isn’t a mystery or a thriller. This is a character study of a small town dealing with events, including the disappearance of a teenager, and how these events have a ripple effect across the entire town. I especially liked the construction of the novel; short chapters which could each be a short story telling the underlying story of the town. It was interesting to see how an event that doesn’t even really touch certain people changes their lives in such dramatic ways.

A good choice on audio and in print — I found myself going between both formats to know what was going to happen next.

By | 2017-09-29T16:04:46+00:00 July 27th, 2017|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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