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‘Jackson knows how to grab a reader – and not let go’ USA Today

A stolen baby. A lifelong feud. An explosive secret.

Nonny Frett understands the meanings of ‘rock’ and ‘hard place’. She’s got two men: her husband easing out the back door and her best friend laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, yet she’s addicted to a little girl stuck deep in the country. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right, and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can’t forget they’ve been done wrong.

Now a random act of violence is about to set the torch to a thirty-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets. This might be just what the town needs – if only Nonny wasn’t sitting in the middle of it . . .


‘A delight from start to finish’ – Publishers Weekly

‘A climactic ending with perfect resolution . . . even the most cynical reader will surely smile as the back cover closes’ – Booklist

‘Evocative and lovingly crafted’ – Kirkus

‘An exemplary novel’ – Bookpage


What a storyteller! What a new, original voice!
Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia
Jackson's debut is a startling page turner... This is a beautifully crafted, sassy novel, where nothing is quite as it seems, and the way the final pieces of the jigsaw slot together... should surprise even the most jaded of readers.
<i>Glamour</i> on GODS IN ALABAMA
It's such a joy to happen upon a novel as good as this
<i>Daily Mail</i> on GODS IN ALABAMA
Dark, moving and very addictive
<i>Heat</i> on GODS IN ALABAMA
Suspenseful, addictive and truly memorable, it is a must-read if ever there was one.
Sarah Broadhurst, <i>Lovereading.co.uk</i>
'A fast-paced thriller written so well that you think you are really reading a slow-burning novel.'
<i>The Times</i>