by Monica Hesse
This is the true story of how and why two people, romantically involved, set fire to more than 60 buildings in the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This area used to be a booming farming area but now is an economically depressed area with many abandoned businesses and homes. As building after building burned, the people in these towns became desperate to find the arsonist. Because this area is very dark and underpopulated, it was relatively easy for the arsonists to set the fires. Eventually though they were caught. You will need to read this book to find out how this peculiar love story prompted the fiery destruction of property.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library