A small child was abducted while playing in The Hudson Raptor Sanctuary, pitting family against family, and the community against them. Twenty years later the family feud flares as Ruby Hudson reveals the discovery of her childhood friend's locket caught on a branch of an eagle's nest. The discovery dredges up old wounds and leads to one questionable event after another. Cooper Hudson has returned home to check on his brother, thought to be guilty of Alice Walker's disappearance. Will Cooper restore Ruby's faith in God after she has lost all hope in answer to her prayers? The suspense and mysteries continue as Cooper and Ruby attempt to discover answers to 20-year-old questions.
Dana Mentink has a gift for creating unpredictable suspense with an underlying thread of faith and hope. Hazardous Homecoming is an excellent example of that gift. The characters throughout this book are realistic and believable with shortcomings and failings, compassion and basic human needs. This was a fast-paced book with unexpected adventure and tragic events that kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. I admire Dana's strong inspirational threads that run throughout this story of Ruby and Cooper and their families as they have ostracized one another. Cooper's faith is a balm through adversity. Grab a copy of Hazardous Homecoming and prepare for a roller coaster of mystery and suspense!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.