Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield. Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black. Ghosts Stories, Dust Jackets, Bellman, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Diane Setterfield, Black, Book Reviews, Dust Wrappers
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Came highly recommended. I spent much of my childhood in N.C. so I am eager to get started on this one. "Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite’s unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape."
I picked this book up because of the positive quote from Susanna Kearsley on the front cover. She did not steer me wrong. I loved this book. Part ghost story, part romance, and part mystery. A wonderful, compelling read with great characters and an evocative setting.
The US government spends billions of dollars training soldiers to kill. Now they’re attempting an alternative approach. Instead of turning soldiers into killers, the military has trained five psychopathic murderers to be part of a classified Special Forces unit.