Sexual abuse is a power issue, and Ms. To uncover the truth, she'll have to break the code of the hills … In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about … even abuse. Unless otherwise noted in the review, I receive a complimentary copy of all books in exchange for my honest review, if I receive the book from another source or for a monetary charge, I will note it in the review. Storming from the house with his face dripping blood, Al yelled about getting even. This case could either help Elsie build a name for herself or kill her career at the same time an undeniably vile man remains free. But amidst all of the conflict, the safety of three young girls hangs in the balance.
So when I created Elsie Arnold, the protagonist of The Code Of The Hills: An Ozark Mystery, I ladled on imperfection with a heavy hand. The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery This is a S tunningly Thrilling story. Elsie is a very strong character, who sometimes doesn't make the best decisions, but she is tenacious. The case itself held my interest but the contrivances of the author to make it a contest instead of a slam dunk were so obvious one could hear the gears squeaking. But amidst all of the conflict, the safety of three young girls hangs in the balance. Elsie Arnold is a prosecutor in Southern Missouri. Nancy Allen has written a book that I do not think I could forget.
There might even be media attention. But amidst all of the conflict, the safety of three young girls hangs in the balance. In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about. Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. Nancy Allen has written a very memorable, wonderfully absorbing story that I could not stop reading.
One of those is abuse. This book takes on the subjects of incest, child abuse, domestic violence, and among other things , ingrained social prejudices. Elsie cannot fail in her mission. Flush with victory, she led the pack in rounds of beer, downing one Corona after another. Bu To uncover the truth, she'll have to break the code of the hills … In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about … even abuse.
The writing was superb, I actually felt like I was in the court room, and on witness interrogations with Elsie. One of those is abuse. Even the name Taney has Ozarks resonance, by the way, since Taney County is real and has its own lake, Lake Taneycomo—for Taney County, Missouri, of course. I wasn't quite sure how the case was going to end up until the very end. But more than this, this Ozark Mystery is a microcosmic depiction of a tragic problem that goes beyond the Ozarks. The star witness goes missing; the girls refuse to talk about their father, who terrorizes the courtroom from the moment he enters; and Elsie begins to suspect that their tough-as-nails mother has ulterior motives. Set in the small town of Barton, Missouri, in the heart of the Ozarks, the reader follows Prosecutor Elsie Arnold as she aggressively pursues and brings to trial a high-profile incest case against a man who allegedly sexually abuses his three young daughters.
This is the second time I am trying to write a review. When she is assigned to prosecute a high-profile incest case in which a father is accused of abusing his three young daughters, Elsie is ready to become the Ozarks' avenging angel. Elsie Arnold is a prosecutor with no shortage of faults. The Code of the Hills is the kind of novel you want on an airplane--it'll hold your attention, without a doubt, with its Grisham-type pacing and convincing courtroom drama details. It doesn't shy away from hard topics. She could stay right in that spot and no one would know she was there. While I did not always like this central character, I think she was probably fairly realistically drawn.
Mom said the commotion was likely to bring the police down on them. The Characters in Allen's debut novel were as authentic as any I have read about in the past. I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. So I thought he was also part of the group. The mother had been abused herself as a child and takes it almost as a given. It was a lovely book, despite the rather dark subject matt A difficult subject, handled nicely.
While Elsie swears not to let a sex offender walk, she realizes the odds and maybe the town are against her, and her life begins to crumble. It was just as well. Not to mention weight obsessed with no indication that she had to be. I also noticed two different Yiddish words used by characters supposedly from the deep Ozarks, which stuck out like a sore thumb, especially chutzpah. Jacob Martin is trying to make the best of a divorce and mid-life crisis when he gets a call at two o'clock Sunday morning from his mother. When it came to presents and such, they kept their mouths shut if they knew what was good for them.
I really loved this book and look forward to reading more books by Nancy Allen. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. It was a lovely book, despite the rather dark subject matter. Characters are varied, typically caring, authentic, and develop as the story progresses. But the safety of the three girls whose very existence hangs in the balance causes Elsie to continue the fight. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. To make matters worse, Elsie receives gruesome threats from local extremists, warning her to mind her own business.
Elsie Arnold may not always have it all together, but a raucous night at the bar now and then is just how she blows off steam after a long week of hard-fought trials. Their reputations, and perhaps their careers, are on the line. Author Bio: Nancy Allen is a member of the law faculty in the College of Business at Missouri State University. A father is accused of molesting his three daughters. The author easily draws the reader into the small town of Barton with its close-knit townspeople and its many dark secrets. The star witness goes missing; the girls refuse to talk about their father, who terrorizes the courtroom from the moment he enters; and Elsie begins to suspect that their tough-as-nails mother has ulterior motives. Juries loved him, and she liked and respected him immensely.