Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's life held no surprises, nor did her friendship with Jude or their discovering what Jude's brother buried in the "covert" (shades of Billie Joe McAllister?). Sigh. More atmosphere and fewer surprises would have worked far better.
ARC provided by publisher.