Missing Isaac, a novel by Valerie Fraser Luesse, opens in 1962 in Glory, Alabama. That summer young Pete McLean suffered two losses. His father died and then his friend, Isaac, went missing. Pete needed to find out what happened to Isaac and set out to do so. During his quest, he met a young girl and both their lives changed.
While bad things happen in this beautifully presented story, there is much good that occurs as well. Racial lines intersect and come together. Secrets are revealed and human strengths are tested. A small Southern town and its memorable characters come alive in this compelling story about love, legacy and doing the right thing.
Missing Isaac is Southern fiction at its best. Highly recommended.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.