Heaven's Crooked Finger (Earl Marcus #1) by Hank Early

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Read Heaven's Crooked Finger (Earl Marcus #1) Online Free - Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamental rule of his father RJ's church--a church built on fear, penance, and the twisting, writhing mass of snakes. But then an ominous photo of RJ is delivered to Earl's home. The photograph is dated long after his father's burial, and there's no doubt that the man in the picture is very much alive.

As Earl returns to Church of the Holy Flame searching for the truth, faithful followers insist that his father has risen to a holy place high in the mountains. Nobody will talk about the teenage girls who go missing, only to return with strange tattoo-like marks on their skin. Rumors swirl about an old well that sits atop one of the mountains, a place of unimaginable power and secrets. Earl doesn't know what to believe, but he has long been haunted by his father, forever lurking in the shadows of his life. Desperate to leave his sinful Holy Flame childhood in the past, Earl digs up deeply buried secrets to discover the truth before time runs out and he's the one put underground in Heaven's Crooked Finger.

Title : Heaven's Crooked Finger (Earl Marcus #1)
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ISBN : 1683313917
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★★☆

August 21, 2017

Earl left the mountains of North Georgia thinking that he would never return. He then receives news that the lady he calls Granny is dying and he owes her the respect of going to visit. He also receives a weird photo that shows his Daddy..postdated after his dad's death. Earl's Daddy was the preac...

karen rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE!!! Some people can reform, and some people just get by the best they can with their flaws. I’m the second kind. this is the first book in a southern crime fiction series that i’m going to devour as soon as they are written. there’s a lot to appreciate here - good atmosphere and descri...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2017

Earl was raised in the Georgia mountains ,son of a fire and brimstone preacher who was the leader of a cult like church who believed in the handling of snakes. A man who didn't believe in calling a doctor, believing it was up to God whether the person should live or die, even if that person is th...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

“I had always wanted to believe in something. I still do.” Wow. What a beginning. As a teenager, Earl Marcus was desperate for the love of his father, a Pentecostal preacher in the hills of Northern Georgia. The kind of preacher that handles snakes and preaches hard core hell and damnation His fa...

Kurt rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2017

I have no proof, but I think Hank Early may be the illegitimate son of crime writer extraordinaire James Lee Burke. In style, plotting, and philosophical musings, Early's first novel with haunted and reluctant detective Earl Marcus is the perfect fit for anyone who loves Burke's Robicheaux novels...

Jo rated it ★★★★★

July 08, 2017

Well, I'll be. Another hidden gem. I had not heard anything about this book before seeing it on Netgalley. I was immediately drawn to the cover, and then when I read the synopsis, I thought I would give it a try. To be honest, I wasn't expecting a 5 star read. I have always been fascinated with c...

The Pfaeffle Journal (Diane) rated it ★★★☆☆

December 08, 2017

I love stories set in the South. The mountains always have dark, and deep forbidding secrets. Heaven's Crook Finger is a story of a charismatic man who run a christian ministry in the Georgia mountains. It is about a family that is torn apart by misguided beliefs, setting father against son and b...

Randy rated it ★★★★★

July 18, 2017

This was just one phenomenal book! Private investigator,Earl Marcus returns home to be with an old woman he loves and feels obligated to as she is dying. This begins a journey through a 30 year-old mystery full of guilt, shame , and his struggles with his his religious zealot father and his twist...

Jeri rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

Earl left the mountain town he was raised in thinking he would never, ever return there. When he gets word that the woman who helped him is dying, he returns but not just for her, but to also solve the mystery about whether his father is actually dead or has returned from the dead to continue lea...

A.E. rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

I don't say this very often, but if I could give this book six stars out of five, I would. Hank Early, one of the alternate names that writer John Mantooth uses, is a phenomenal writer. This book reminded me of a fusion between Tom Piccirilli and William Faulkner. It was eerily good. The pacing w...

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