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Ring of bizzare vandalisms pulling down big headlines in the weekly paper Someone is flooding the houses of Rooksville's leading citizens and leaving a signature of painted flames on the walls a clutch of sell righteous viglilantes who gather at the hardware store offers a 5000 reward for the conviction of whoever is responsible and they have their eyes on IssacIssac uickly discovers that small towns where everybody knows everybody else's business often hide the most vicious secrets A lost ledger at. This book won the South Carolina First Novel Prize It is written by a Presbyterian minister and Matt Matthews uses that background in his story Isaac the son of a Presbyterian minister is 16 the summer the story takes place He lost his mother a year ago and now his girlfriend has taken off to spend the summer away His friends are all involved in summer select baseball but he has decided to take a summer job for the first time The town is deep in a mystery involving the vandalizing of some old houses and a local group is offering a reward of 5000 to anyone who can solve it Isaac wants that money and that becomes his summer goal Solve the mystery he does but along the way he learns secrets about the town that makes him uestion what is important in life The lessons he learns along the way changes the person he will become in life as our choices always do 23 Weihnachts-Tiergeschichten righteous viglilantes who gather at the hardware store offers a 5000 Messy Jessy reward for the conviction of whoever is The International Dictionary of Event Management responsible and they have their eyes on IssacIssac uickly discovers that small towns where everybody knows everybody else's business often hide the most vicious secrets A lost ledger at. This book won the South Carolina First Novel Prize It is written by a Presbyterian minister and Matt Matthews uses that background in his story Isaac the son of a Presbyterian minister is 16 the summer the story takes place He lost his mother a year ago and now his girlfriend has taken off to spend the summer away His friends are all involved in summer select baseball but he has decided to take a summer job for the first time The town is deep in a mystery involving the vandalizing of some old houses and a local group is offering a Domicile 1 reward of 5000 to anyone who can solve it Isaac wants that money and that becomes his summer goal Solve the mystery he does but along the way he learns secrets about the town that makes him uestion what is important in life The lessons he learns along the way changes the person he will become in life as our choices always do

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Chum's and the unmoored rantings of the town's recluse about the Klan are the first clues to the unexplained puzzles that swirl like dust motes at the hardware store By laying bare the stains of history and facing the town's hatemonger Issac resolves the uestion of where he belongs in the worldIn this uietly suspenseful story with splashes of manic humor the eccentrics the outcasts the bigots anf the bores join the human parade Mercy Creek is a memorable novel by a new voice who deserves to be hear. A well told story for this first time novelist A teenage boy stuck in his small town at a summer job while his girlfriend and all his baseball buddies are having fun elsewhere learns about what it means to forgive When he learns about his co worker Eddie he uncovers some secrets in his community that have been festering for a long time The Art of the Hustle rantings of the town's Adolfo Kaminsky recluse about the Klan are the first clues to the unexplained puzzles that swirl like dust motes at the hardware store By laying bare the stains of history and facing the town's hatemonger Issac Aik Thi Sara / ایک تھی سارہ resolves the uestion of where he belongs in the worldIn this uietly suspenseful story with splashes of manic humor the eccentrics the outcasts the bigots anf the bores join the human parade Mercy Creek is a memorable novel by a new voice who deserves to be hear. A well told story for this first time novelist A teenage boy stuck in his small town at a summer job while his girlfriend and all his baseball buddies are having fun elsewhere learns about what it means to forgive When he learns about his co worker Eddie he uncovers some secrets in his community that have been festering for a long time

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In the sulky summer days of a Virginia Eastern Shore town a current of guilt and repression flows beneath the placid surface of respectability In this year after his mother's death with girlfirend problems and his father's flirting with a new romance 16 year old Issac faces not only the mysteries of his coming of age but also the mysteries of a twisted communal pastA summer job at Chum's Hardware introduces Issac to Crazine Eddie an acerbic 82 year old who is outspoken about everything except the st. Excellent book Clever plot somewhat suspenseful but mostly just good character development and writing Likeable teenaged protagonist with my son's name to boot Skin Privilege (Grant County, repression flows beneath the placid surface of Devoted, Deadly respectability In this year after his mother's death with girlfirend problems and his father's flirting with a new Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy romance 16 year old Issac faces not only the mysteries of his coming of age but also the mysteries of a twisted communal pastA summer job at Chum's Hardware introduces Issac to Crazine Eddie an acerbic 82 year old who is outspoken about everything except the st. Excellent book Clever plot somewhat suspenseful but mostly just good character development and writing Likeable teenaged protagonist with my son's name to boot


10 thoughts on “Mercy Creek

  1. says:

    A surprisingly good first novel A coming of age book that could have taken place about 30 years ago but for the randomly used cell phone distracting The ending is a little pat but Isaac is a likable protagonist a 16 year old digging through the sordid past of his small town in an effort to avenge and then protect an old timer


  2. says:

    16 yo Isaac solves a mystery in his small NC townExcellent writing and a great story


  3. says:

    Excellent book Clever plot somewhat suspenseful but mostly just good character development and writing Likeable teenaged protagonist with my son's name to boot


  4. says:

    This review is based on an uncorrected proof of the bookMercy Creek takes place in a sleepy Virginia town where things haven’t changed much in the last fifty years or so The same families live in the same houses attend the same churches and hold onto the same old grudges and secrets Sixteen year old Isaac has lived in this town his entire life His father is the local Presbyterian minister his mother recently passed away his girlfriend is drifting away from him and his summer is filled with working at a hardware store instead of playing baseball with this friends The only bright spot that Isaac can see is the 5000 reward being offered to whoever can find who’s responsible for a recent string of vandalism That money would go a long way to making Isaac a little happier But can he find out what’s going onwithout risking his neck?As Isaac begins digging for information he comes across some unexpected secrets in his small town Prejudices that no one wants to admit to Atrocities that the whole town has turned a blind eye to for decades Isaac keeps searching for answers amid all of the secrecy and he finds something he didn’t expect Himself His hunt for the truth forces him to grow into the person he wants to be instead of the one he’s been since his mother died He also finds a friend in someone who knows about what’s going on in this town than he’s saying Can Isaac find the truth before someone gets hurt? And can he learn to accept the changes around him including those within his own life? Read Mercy Creek by Matt Matthews to find outI’ll admit that it took me a while to get into this book It seemed to jump around a lot at the beginning Of course I was reading an uncorrected proof of the book so those issues may have been fixed in editing I’ll find out tomorrow As I kept reading however the story grew interesting especially since Isaac’s town has a lot in common with the small town I grew up in and still live in Prejudices run deep and they’re often passed on to the younger generations It’s nice to read a book that exposes those prejudices for what they are–complete and total ignorance–while not being too preachy which is odd since the author of this book is actually a preacher


  5. says:

    This book won the South Carolina First Novel Prize It is written by a Presbyterian minister and Matt Matthews uses that background in his story Isaac the son of a Presbyterian minister is 16 the summer the story takes place He lost his mother a year ago and now his girlfriend has taken off to spend the summer away His friends are all involved in summer select baseball but he has decided to take a summer job for the first time The town is deep in a mystery involving the vandalizing of some old houses and a local group is offering a reward of 5000 to anyone who can solve it Isaac wants that money and that becomes his summer goal Solve the mystery he does but along the way he learns secrets about the town that makes him uestion what is important in life The lessons he learns along the way changes the person he will become in life as our choices always do


  6. says:

    A nice simple wholesome book I couldn't tell if it was meant for a young adult audience? Although the protagonist is 16 the voice of the narrator often sounds older making observations that seem inauthentic for a 16 year old kid Rooksville was a sleepy small town nestled on the sandy bay side of the Shore That's how the chamber of commerce website described it I'm not sure what 16 year old or any year old is perusing the COC website Also there are lots of descriptions of blooming crepe myrtles azalea gladioli tiger grass impatiens again I'm not sure what 16 year old kid would even notice flowers or their type while they're wrapped up in their own teenage drama of girls and local crime It is an enjoyable uick read


  7. says:

    Very enjoyable story sort of a coming of age novel Sixteen year old Isaac son of a Presbyterian preacher faces the summer with his girlfriend out of town while he works in the local store on the Virginia eastern shore Meanwhile he researches the history of the local town in the hopes of solving the current spree of vandalism Since the author himself is a Presbyterian minister the book rings true This book is appropriate for older teens and adults and is a sweet story


  8. says:

    A well told story for this first time novelist A teenage boy stuck in his small town at a summer job while his girlfriend and all his baseball buddies are having fun elsewhere learns about what it means to forgive When he learns about his co worker Eddie he uncovers some secrets in his community that have been festering for a long time


  9. says:

    A solid young adult book with good writing likable characters and an interesting plot that involves both mystery romance and loss Better editing would have earned Mercy Creek four stars but it's a fine debut novel set in simpler times on the Eastern Shore of Virginia Matthews does a good job of depicting the setting and feel of the fictional small town


  10. says:

    Liked it This was a great book to read at the beach It had a good smooth writing style that made it an easy read Adding that it is a Carolina author made it feel even special Thanks for a great story