Laine Cunningham

REPARATION: A Novel of the American Great Plains

Sharp Objects meets Everything I Never Told You in a relentlessly creepy family saga. Perfect for viewers of “Twin Peaks,” “Dark Places,” and “Westworld.”
To save his sister, Aidan Little Boy must confront the darkness that lives in the heart of America’s frontier.
When his sister joins a group living on a remote ranch, Aidan Little Boy encourages her. The group offers Fanny new friendships and a community deeply embedded with their father’s Native American traditions. But the ranch holds ancient secrets that threaten to spin Fanny into a darkness she is too innocent to understand. Aidan unearths a web of lies that trace back to America’s settlement. Unsure who to trust, he uncovers a plot so shocking he must risk his life to save innocent ones.
Hailed as “endlessly compelling,” Reparation is an emotional tour de force about the dangers one man will face to rescue his family as well as himself.

“A beautifully written supernatural story - the work of a master craftsman. Fascinating!" Grady Harp, Vine Voice and Hall of Fame Reviewer

The "language has a well-crafted poetry, an impression that is immediate and indelible. The backstory is heartbreaking. Manitou's character grows and grows in complexity [while the] hero [goes] through absolute hell. It's a huge and compelling struggle. Just a beautifully written book. Endlessly compelling. A fascinating fusion of forms.” Writer's Digest Judge, 4th Annual Ebook Awards

"A fascinating read that was hard to put down. Highly recommended." J. Phillips, Library Thing Reviewer

"The writing and imagery are beautiful, and I would definitely recommend the book to adults looking for a smooth, thrilling read." Angel Leya, Goodreads Reviewer

"Extraordinary. The novel explores the Indian traditions and elegantly blends in elements of fantasy. The compelling characters and their adventures make it hard to sleep on time." Client d'A, Reviewer

"This is the first book I have read by this author, and I'm going to look into her others. You won't even realize how long you've been reading until someone interrupts you!" S. Clem, Reviewer

"Can this, will this, be enough to help Aidan Little Boy in stemming such a great tide of evil? Only way to know for sure is to read on, dear reader, read on. I'm going to have to try out her other books. I'm sure I'd be vastly entertained." Rich, Reviewer

"Laine has such a way of writing that draws not just the mind of the reader, but pulls on heartstrings to connect with characters and story alike. Scored GOLD on this one!" S. Wingate, Reviewer