The Story of Vera Jane Cook After thirteen years on the run Violet McLaughlin returns to Carter’s Crossing, South Carolina, in 1962, with her young daughter, Sassy. As Sassy stands before the imposing white farmhouse for the first time, with no knowledge of her history but that the McLaughlin’s are her kin, she struggles to survive secrets of murder, hate and unspeakable acts of cruelty through the comfort of those close. www.verajanecook.com Vera Jane Cook In the town of Hollow Creek, South Carolina two separate murders, fifteen years apart, unite fifteen- year-old Pleasant Day and sixty-year-old Clarissa Blackwell. As Pleasant struggles with her mother’s distance, her father’s infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with an uncanny, almost psychic, ability to ‘read people.’ www.verajanecook.com