cover image Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories

Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories

T.M. Brown. Palmetto, $17.95 trade paper (362p) ISBN 978-1-64111-073-0

Theo Phillips, the narrator of Brown’s successful series kickoff, has just left his position as chief editor at Cornerstone Publishing and moved with his wife, Liddy, to Shiloh, Ga. The couple find the locals warm and welcoming, but Theo is curious about a statue dedicated to Jessie Masterson, who died three years earlier, in 2010, when the Shiloh courthouse burned down. Masterson, who was a coach and teacher at the Shiloh high school, gave his own life to save the mayor’s sons, Hank and Hal Archer. But the circumstances of the tragedy remain unclear, as neither Archer has given a straight answer about what caused the fire and exactly what happened before the heroic rescue. Encouraged to do some digging by the editor of the local newspaper, Theo predictably finds some secrets that others would have preferred remained hidden. Besides capturing the pace and feel of a small Southern town perfectly, Brown peoples it with well-developed characters. Readers will look forward to Theo’s further adventures. [em](BookLife) [/em]