FINAL QualitiesOfWood pb c“A haunting and provocative debut.”

~ Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

“Slowly a small town’s secrets come to light in a story that skits a fine line between mystery and psychological suspense.”

~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“An ominous and psychological novel that manages both artful prose and an eerie plot.”

~ Linnie Greene, Flyleaf Books

The Qualities of Wood grabbed me right away and held me in its thrall until the final page. The writing is tensely crafted and beautifully precise.”

~ Wendy Lawless, author of Chanel Bonfire

“How little we know our loved ones until faced with their families, both living and dead… Mary Vensel White has packed a hornets’ nest of intrigue in The Qualities of Wood.”

~ Leslie Lehr, author of What a Mother Knows