The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel - Nancy Pickard

Set in rural Kansas today and in the 1980s, "The Scent Of Rain And Lightning" tells the story of the murder of most the members of a locally prominent ranching family and the impact that it had on the survivors.

 

This book is taking a while because I'm reading it aloud to my wife.

 

It's an excellent book to read aloud: great dialogue, strong sense of place and, although it's filled with foreboding because you know something very bad is going to happen, the dialogue can still make us laugh.