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The fact that she pulled the trigger earned this a whole extra star That s not really a spoiler, calm thy tits.This is the book of two women who are hanged for questions to their loyalty honesty, 100 years apart, and the teen relatives who are determined to find their truths It s also 1970 something Kentucky so there s lots of race stuff and gender stuff and a shot gun. Um, wow No Words Which is good, since my Grandma always tells me that if you can t say anything nice, don t say anything at all [Free Book] ☯ Liars Bench ♲ In , On Mudas Summers Seventeenth Birthday, Her Beloved Mama, Ella, Is Found Hanging From The Rafters Of Their Home Most People In Peckinpaw, Kentucky, Assume That Ella S No Good Husband Did The Deed Others Think Ella Grew Tired Of His Abuse And Did It Herself Muddy Is Determined To Find Out For Sure Either Way, Especially Once She Finds Strange Papers Hidden Amongst Her Mama S Possessions But Peckinpaw Keeps Its Secrets Buried Deep Muddy S Almost Than Friend, Bobby Marshall, Knows That Better Than Most Though He Passes For White, One Of His Ancestors Was Frannie Crow, A Slave Hanged A Century Ago On Nearby Hark Hill Plantation Adorning The Town Square Is A Seat Built From Frannie S Gallows A Tribute, A Relic And A Caution It S Known As Liar S Bench Now, The Answers Muddy Seeks Soon Lead Back To Hark Hill, To Hatred And Corruption That Have Echoed Through The Years And Lies She Must Be Brave Enough To Confront At Last Kim Michele Richardson S Lush, Beautifully Written Debut Is Set Against A Southern Backdrop Passing Uneasily From Bigotry And Brutality To Hope With Its Compelling Mystery And Complex Yet Relatable Heroine, Liar S Bench Is A Story Of First Love, Raw Courage, And Truths That Won T Be Denied LIAR S BENCH, a powerful southern debut novel, by Kim Michele Richardson, a multi generational chilling mystery, with a mix of coming of age, humor, and historical fiction covering a century of deceitFrom racial injustice, lies, small town secrets, murder, corruption, two senseless hangings, and three strong heroines of different generations grabbing you by the heart from the first page to the last, and never letting go Lovable well developed characters you will remember long after the book ends As the novel opens, it is 1860, and readers briefly learn of the nasty mistress of Hark Hill Plantation, Mrs Evelyn Anderson who cannot seem to deliver an heir for her husband Her faithful and innocent house slave, Frannie Crow has been raped and accused of poisoning her mistress Of course, after a jury of all white men, she does not stand a chance They find her guilty and within a week the people line up on Town Square to watch the hanging a proposed poisoner and a thief Frannie goes to her death with no one knowing the real truth She is innocent and her owners are the liars. Afterwards, her son Amos is given the pieces of his mama s gallows and two healthy hogs, along with his freedom papers He is instructed to build a bench for the town square out of the wood left over to be called Anderson bench But its legacy of misfortune drawn from lies, false promises, and tall tales earned the name of Liar s Bench, the center point of the novel.As we jump to 1972, we hear from our main protagonist, Mudas Elizabeth Summers, age seventeen, living in rural small town Peckinpaw, Kentucky, with her dad, Adam Persis Summers, attorney well liked in the small southern townOf course, her dad also vowed to love her mom, Ella Mudas Tilley but he cheated and drank More lies.Unfortunately, Mudas had to leave her dad after the divorce and moved with her mom to Nashville, where her mom learns to love her refreshments liquor after she began associating with the devil, Tommy Before the age of nine, her mom had married a horrible and abusive man, Tommy Dale Whitlock and Mudas were in the way, so back to Peckinpaw her mom drops her off to live with her dad Before this time, her dad quit drinking and cheating and begged her mom back with no success Her mom later returns to Peckinpaw with Tommy, and they have a daughter Genevieve She becomes close to her mom with weekly visits when Tommy is not around however, due to him, she was not invited to live with them.Now, her mom is dead, hanging from the rafters She is heartbroken and knows it has to be a druggie and abusive Tommy, or the nasty man, McGee however, everyone says it was suicide What do McGee and a ledger have to do with her death She loves her mom, and knows for certain she would never commit suicide She has found the killer and figures out the mystery as we continue to learn about the events leading up to the murder hanging Mudas is a smart, headstrong, passionate, and tenacious young woman She is not like most girls she is fighting in a man s world of the deep south in the 1960s and 1970s in a small minded town, in the middle of unrest and racial injustice, telephone party lines, the KKK, Vietnam, Civil Right movement her school does not even allow for a proper women s athletic program even though she is a runner with a promising scholarship A virgin, and na ve in the dating department, she misses her grandmother, long gone her recipes, warm, loving heart, and wise tales of scents of a man how to know real love now no mother to confide in Like most girls from a small town, she has visions of success, an education, love, and a better life With only one best girlfriend, she now has a best guy friend, Bobby He is part Indian, Caucasian, and African American smart and maybe going to college in Boston, as has lived in the big city the north where he is accepted unlike this town, where he is treated like a second class citizen She loves him, and he wants to help her uncover the truth about her mom, and in the process, he may learn about his own past They are saying bad things about her mom and the danger intensifies the closer they get to discovering the truth many clues leading them back to Hark Hill Plantation, a graveyard, a tree, a cave, encrypted messages, ribbons, a ledger, and some cruel and evil men nothing will stop her and Bobby is beside her every step of the way In this stunning coming of age charmer, Mudas and Bobby, two teens take on the entire town full of evil, corruption, and prejudice as they fight all obstacles for justice, not only for their respective generation but importantly their family, and the strong women heroines who gave their life, as they help clear their names for generations to follow A mix of murder, suspense, thriller, mystery, coming of age, first loves, and historical and Southern Gothic fiction crossing several genres Loved, loved LIAR S BENCH and you will root for these two, to the end loved the grandfather, too When I read the summary, I knew I would adore, and immediately starting recommending to my Goodreads friends, before I reached page fifty With a line up of advance praise from my favorite authors Beth Hoffman, Diane Chamberlain, Amy Conner, Jamie Mason, and Susan Wiggshigh expectations Kim Michele Richardson, storyteller, lives up to every word, and does not disappoint An outstanding debut novel,predict a bestsellerwill warm your heart in this triumph over tragedy southern tale Being in this age range, growing up in the south, Richardson is right on with dialect, atmosphere, and setting of these times Infused with vivid descriptions of nature, and true love explained through scents, and the strength of a strong young woman ready to shed her childhood ways for womanhood during a time before love, peace, and bell bottoms making an ideal selection for book clubs with some great discussion questions included I am looking forward to reading Richardson s previous memoir The Unbreakable Child A Memoir About Forgiving the Unforgivable. Fans of Dollbaby, Calling Me Home, The Right Thing, This Dark Road to Mercy, Snapshot, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color of Justice, Necessary Lies, The Third Hill North of Town, and upcoming Lavina, will enjoy this entertaining southern gem Highly recommend A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review JDC Must Read BooksLook for Richardson s second novel, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field and add to your reading list, The Sisters of Glass Ferry, Coming Nov 28, 2017 5 Stars Kentucky s Finest Storyteller Grab a bottle of bourbon and get ready for some juicy southern secrets. I finished this book days ago but I m having a hard time rating and reviewing it Liar s Bench has a great premise, powerful beginning, beautiful cover, and some interesting characters Bobby s grandfather, Jessum, is my favorite Plus the author paints a vivid picture of the 1970s era and a small Southern town I didn t rate it any higher because when Bobby comes into the picture, the story takes on a different tone and style At times I felt like I was reading a different book If you like historical fiction books that include hope, love, lies, racism and secrets, you might like this book I would read another book by this author Thank you NetGalley for the advance copy Quote I likedLook for the brightest star tonight and toss your wish to the heavens Unfortunately, this novel just didn t work for me I never felt connected to any of the characters I kept thinking throughout the entire novel, Is there no where else to sit in this town The over use of the Liars Bench truly irritated me Oh, well. I found this book to be tedious with the protagonist whining and it seemed to go nowhere I would have liked substance about Mudus and the relationship with her parents I also have no patience for someone who keeps allowing themselves to be abused I received a copy from Goodreads Givaway for a honest review. The Scars of Others Should Teach Us Caution Back in August of 1860, in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, Mrs Evelyn Anderson, Mistress of Hark Hill Plantation, reported that she had been poisoned by her House Slave,Frannie Crow Frannie had been a victim of rape by the Plantation s overseer and was unable to go about her usual schedule of house chores the following day after the assault When questioned, Frannie confessed what had happened Instead of having a pittance of sympathy, the Mistress summoned the overseer and demanded that Frannie be flogged for all of the help to witness Two weeks later, the frail and pregnant Mistress called for Frannie s assistance, complaining of a stomach ailment Remembering the concoction that her own Grandmother gave for such ailments, Frannie fixes her a mild and milky tea Just hours later, Mrs Anderson miscarries Mr Anderson reports the poisoning and Frannie to the town marshal After a 15 minute trial, Frannie Crow is found guilty and is hanged 5 days later The remnants of her wooden gallows are given to her son Amos which eventually stand as a reminder of the lies which helped to create the gallows and is known as a Liar s Bench in the town square Many years later in 1972, we are introduced to Mudas Summers, who, sadly is attending the burial of her Mother on her 17th Birthday Mudas Father is a prosecuting Attorney and neither he nor Mudas believe Ella committed suicide, as was claimed A grief stricken Mudas decides to uncover the truth, not only for her own peace of mind, but to clear her Mother s muddied name and make the future right for her Half Sister, Genevieve She is met with lies, rumors, and shocking details that may lead her in the wrong direction Mudas is accompanied in her quest by her best friend, Bobby Marshall, who discovers some surprises himself, as well as deeper feelings that have been well hidden for a long time They realize quickly that they re up against many dangerous characters What has the Rooster Run Ledger got to do with any of this Has the spirit of Frannie crow returned to claim justice and a better life for her loved ones A lesson may be learned by all that there should be as much respect for the deceased as there is for the living.This is a fantastic story which will hold you in suspense and not let you go until you, sadly, reach the last page The characters practically jump off the page due to the descriptiveness The Author has also kindly included recipes for Mudas favorite Red Cabbage Apple Casserole and yummy sounding Potato Candy I m anxiously looking forward to Ms Richardson s next work and I bet you will too Nancy Narma In the town square of Peckinpaw, Kentucky, there is a sitting bench Dubbed the Liar s Bench, it is constructed of wood from a gallows used to hang an innocent woman over a hundred years ago Many have taken a seat there on the Liar s Bench It provides a perch for gaggles of old women who gossip and cackle, their false teeth clicking and clacking as they chat and judge It lends a welcome site for old men to rest their weary bones while they smoke and reminisce, or for young lovers to sit and make their plans, slyly stealing the occasional smooch The bench is there for anyone who needs to sit a spell and take a load off It was easy to picture the Top Hat Cafe, Shucks Grocery, and folks winding down from the day on front porches sipping sweet tea from jelly jars, swaying gently in their porch swings Can t say that I ve ever heard of Cow Plop Bingo, but apparently it is a thing They must use really big bingo cards there Ha Although the storyline never did really click into place for me, and the dialog seemed a bit off, the setting itself made it worth reading. Outstanding This book had me up till 4 am to finish it Its one of those books that you keep thinking about hours after you re finished A great historical fiction packed with lies, suicide and family history A most excellent book.