“A riveting mystery… Dickson deftly explores a variety of complex issues, such as racial equality and religious faith – all with a tasteful touch of magical realism. A vivid setting and well drawn characters coalesce in this subtle yet captivating mystery.” (Kirkus Discoveries)
In the swamp beyond the Tupelo and Cypress a lingering evil sleeps no longer. It will rain down on Piltoville; it will rise up like a River, and nothing but a miracle can stop this awful flood.
Pilotville, Louisiana, 1927, isolated on the Mississippi. Reverend Hale Poser, a stranger looking for his roots. Hannah Lamont, new baby to James and Rosa, a breech birth if not for the strangest touch upon her mother’s belly. She’s her parents sweet joy until, suddenly, she vanishes. Who but this stranger could have done this terrible thing? Who but this man of miracles could see that it’s undone?
Christy Award Winner for Suspense