When the body of seventeen-year-old Sheila Barnes is found on Lloyd Cotton’s dairy farm in 1941, nearly all the citizens of the quiet town of Zebulon, Mississippi, feel the effects of her murder. But those most deeply affected by the tragedy include her young husband, Stoney, and the Cotton family, who took Sheila in and grew to love and respect her.
Bev Marshall, a native of McComb, Mississippi, lived as a nomadic military wife for many years. She returned to her Southern roots and taught English at Southeastern Louisiana University. She lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with her husband. Walking Through Shadows is her first novel. “My hope is that the readers of Walking Through Shadows will find magic in their own lives, for if I should accomplish that, then I will have repaid all of the storytellers in my family for the wonderful stories that they gave to me.”
“In her debut novel, Bev Marshall . . . reveals a keen ability to capture the rhythms of life in a small Southern town. ”
— The New Orleans Times Picayune
Publication Date: April 15, 2002