Louise has just been asked by her younger sister, Honey to help secretly bury not the first, or second, but a third body. After chastising her yet again, they bury Bo in the same cotton field as the other two. In hopes of escaping her past, Honey leaves Preston and moves to Columbus, Georgia.
She takes up residence in a quirky, yet humorous community called The Quarters. Church members, a prominent white couple, moonshiners, morticians, and a cross-dresser are just a few that layer this community. Along with Pearline, the articulate, well-read, yet sometimes annoying adolescent. Scheming land deeds from unsuspecting churches, has worked well for con artist Simee Scott. With his good looks, along with his charm, he’s been quite successful with his criminal career of finagling someone out of something. After high tailing it out of Atlanta, running from another con, he arrives in The Quarters.
As he wedges himself in with the town folk, he cleverly devises a scheme to manipulate a valuable land deed from the church. When Simee bumps into Honey, he’s taken immediately by her beauty and feistiness. Determined to bed her, he courts her unlike any before. She discretely desires and accommodates him. That is, until the day she's greeted with his dark, frightening and deadly side. In his attempt to force her to leave town with him, he reignites an old habit Honey has worked very hard to break.
About Marichele Scrutchins (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Mari K. Bell is a native of Columbus, Georgia, a wife and mom of two. She received her M.S. in Community Health Education from Penn State University and her B.S. in Community Health Education from Clark College.
She currently resides in Duluth, GA. The Quarters is her first novel.