Marie Green McKeon
Balm in Gilead, finalist:
International Book Awards mystery/suspense
INDIEFAB Awards for best fiction
Praise for A Balm in Gilead
"This well-plotted tale, written in a seemingly effortless style, initially seems to be a chronicle of PSTD, but it slowly blossoms into a complex crime drama with an array of fascinating characters...This fine novel will keep readers guessing—even about the good guys’ motives. Fans of crime fiction, mysteries and psychological thrillers will love this tightly written portrayal of PTSD and redemption."
"Bookreview.com finds 'A Balm in Gilead' far more than just a successful thriller. It is a very fine novel.."
--bookreview.com, rating of "Excellent"
"The book's complex structure--with plot moving back and forth in time and changes in character perspective--works well. . .A Balm in Gilead offers an intriguing story centered on the distress rape victims endure when college authorities, law enforcement, and family members fail to believe and support them."
--Foreword Clarion Reviews, 4-Star review
"Vulnerability of heart, mind, and flesh resonates throughout this scathing, affecting thriller about a rape victim's struggle to salvage her identity as she endures social persecution and works to heal the emotional and physical scars of violation."
--Publishers Weekly Select
"I just finished your book today and had to let you know I loved every part of it. A little sad today when I reached the end. All the characters came alive on the pages and I found it hard to put down wanting to know what was going to happen next! Definitely will recommend to my book club."