When Arelene Fleet leaves Possett, Alabama, she promises God three things:
1)She will never fornicate again.
2)She will never tell a lie.
3)She will never, ever go back to Alabama.
She vows she'll do all these things, if God will keep His end of the deal - never let anyone find Jim Beverly's body.
I normally don't read Southern authors (being from the South, I feel I pretty much know all I need to know about good old Southern customs, thank you very much), but this book wasn't all "y'all" this and "cain't" that. It was a good mystery, and now I want to read more of Jackson's work. My only gripe is that I don't know any people close to my age named Arlene, Clarice, Jim, Rose Mae, or Ray. Not all Southerners choose their children's names from Gone with the Wind.