The Weight of Blood

A gripping, suspenseful novel about two mysterious disappearances a generation apart.

“This is one you won’t want to miss.”—Karin Slaughter, author of Unseen

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Praise for The Weight of Blood

A fantastic novel, rich in character and atmosphere . . . This is one you won’t want to miss.”

Karin Slaughter, author of Unseen

It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last.”

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers

The Weight of Blood pulled me in and wouldn’t let go...a chilling tale about the price of secrets.”

Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award–winning author of The Shadow Tracer

McHugh's prose will not only keep readers turning the pages but also paints a real and believable portrait of the connections, alliances, and sacrifices that underpin rural, small-town life in Henbane.”

Library Journal, starred review

I couldn’t put it down.”

—Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret

An outstanding first novel, replete with suspense, crisp dialogue, and vivid Ozarks color and atmosphere.”

Publishers Weekly

[A] riveting debut."

Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

The Weight of Blood is the kind of novel that leaves the reader breathless and wanting more.”

Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot

An elegant time bomb of a novel, a coming-of age story that holds you captive from the first sentence and doesn’t let go of you after the last.

Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds

[A] suspenseful novel, with a barn burner of a plot."

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