disclaimer – i was provided an e-galley of this book by grand central publishing in exchange for an honest review.
everyone knows that in titan falls the mill is the town. everyone knows that the mcallister family is the mill. and everyone knows that a snow, any snow, can’t be trusted. but when the titan falls’ church bus plunges down an icy cliff what everyone knows won’t matter, because secrets, old and new, never stay secret. especially in small towns.
while reading mercy snow i had this niggling feeling of familiarity in the back of my mind. it brought to mind elements of the sweet hereafter, an excellent movie from 1997 about the devastation a fatal bus accident has on a small town. mercy snow went in a very different direction, though, and it was well written and well plotted. tiffany baker presents a collection of characters who are flawed but likeable. more, she’s able to present life in titan falls as hard, dangerous, wearying, and a little bit toxic, but still capable of presenting small bright spots of colour and hope.
three out of five stars