TITLE: THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS
AUTHOR: NANCY PICKARD
Abby, Mitch and Rex have been friends all their lives. When Abby is 16 and Mitch 18, the body of a young woman is found, naked in the snow, by Rex, his brother and his father. The next day, Mitch disappears from the town of Small Plains with a word or explanation to anyone.
For 17 years, life in Small Plains continues. The grave of the unknown dead girl has become a shrine with claims of miracles.
Then Mitch decides to return to Small Plains, a few months after his mother's death. His coming back is the catalyst for the past coming into the present and questions that should have been answered years ago, at last being asked.
This was a wonderful book. I never saw the conclusion coming, never figured out what had happened, let alone why. Which made this a very satisfying read for me.
Thank you Chip, for sending this book to me, all the way from the US. It's now even more appreciated.