Release Date: March 31, 2020
Lacey May and her mother live in Peaches, California which was once a prosperous town known as the “raisin capital of the world”. The future is now very uncertain after a prolonged drought and those who remain rely upon the guidance of Pastor Vern. The townspeople believe that the rain will return if they obey his rules and complete his assignments.
Lacey’s alcoholic mother is thrown out of town for not obeying Pastor Vern’s rules. Lacey is left to live with her grandmother and the location of her mother is kept a secret. She becomes obsessed with finding her mother and is soon selected for a horrible assignment. Lacey has serious choices to make and begins to question Pastor Vern and her membership in the community.
Godshot by Chelsea Bieker is a debut novel. This book hits Suzy’s sweet spot with a combination of a dark environment, gritty characters, and all the emotions of family bonds. I look forward to more books from this author in the future.