Thursday, May 21, 2015

REVIEW: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey

REVIEW: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey

About the Book

What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child?
Nine-year-old Leah’s invisible friend seems harmless enough until he aids her in upsetting the tranquility of her new town, a place where her parents desperately hoped she’d finally be able to make friends and fit in. Hidden within a picture she paints for a failed toymaker are numbers that win the toymaker millions. Suddenly, townspeople are divided between those who see Leah as a prophet and those who are afraid of the danger she represents. Caught in the middle is Leah’s agnostic father, who clashes with a powerful town pastor over Leah’s prophecies and what to do about them.
When the imaginary friend’s predictions take an ominous turn and Leah announces that a grave danger looms, doubts arise over the truthfulness of her claims. As a violent storm emerges on the day of the annual carnival, Leah’s family and the town of Mattingly must make a final choice to cling to all they know or embrace the things she believes in that cannot be seen.

My Review

This was yet another very enjoyable read from Billy Coffey. The only other book by Billy I have read was The Devil Walks in Mattingly and it was really good. Billy has such a talent for writing stories that inspire you, haunt you, and kind of creep you out all at the same time. And that is hard to do and Billy pulls if off beautifully. Billy's book will forever has a place in my bookcase.

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