"Though the fact-based story is set in 1935, the pressures sound very contemporary, and that's McCrumb's point. This time, though, the modern parallels, which tell you pretty much what you already knew about crime, fame and the media, are the weakest link in this lustrous chain."
Nora Bonesteel's first case finds the seer (The Songcatcher
, 2001, etc.) in full possession of her equivocal gift at age 12.
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