The Blue Cloak

The Blue Cloak

Based on real events beginning in 1797 — Rachel Taylor lives a rather mundane existence at the way station her family runs along the Wilderness Road in Tennessee. She attends her friend’s wedding only to watch it dissolve in horror as the groom, Wiley Harpe, and his cousin become murderers on the run, who drag their families along. Declaring a “war on all humanity,” the Harpes won’t be stopped, and Ben Langford is on their trail to see if his own cousin was one of their latest victims. How many will die before peace can return to the frontier?

Title:The Blue Cloak
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781643523149
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  • Melike

    I thought this was going to have more romantic suspense and less gory details of criminal activity, but I was mistaken and let down. However, it was interesting to read about this period of time on th...

  • Jennifer

    Realistic fiction at its best. My first read by Shannon McNear. The writing captured the essentials of the human soul. The author convincingly and accurately wrote this story for me. I have a difficul...

  • Deanne Patterson

    I have read and enjoy all of the books in the True Colors series. It's a fictional series based off of true crime happenings in the past.This one dealt with some tough subjects and didn't play out as ...

  • Hannah

    Content: 18+ at leastWhile I appreciated the author's handling of the history in this story, and her ability to spin a good tale, I was honestly so repulsed by the serial killer subject matter that it...

  • Missy

    With even a dour subject of the Harpe Brothers, Shannon McNear gave insight to a time in American history few have heard about, albeit very difficult in Christian terms. To think people could be this ...

  • Staci

    The history brought to light in the True Colors Series has been fascinating. The Blue Cloak takes readers back to 1797 Tennessee and a spree of crimes by two relatives (there is debate if the two men ...

  • Hallie Szott

    3.5Experience the wilderness and brutality of the eighteenth-century frontier in Shannon McNear’s The Blue Cloak.Throughout the area, the Harpes satisfy their murderous inclinations and create havoc...

  • CYIReadBooks (Claire)

    Compelling! Absorbing!"The Blue Cloak" is a fictional story based on true events. A riveting tale of what seems to be America's first serial killers. It is also an unfortunate tale of how physical and...

  • Andrea Cox

    After reading another book in the True Colors series, I thought I knew what to expect when I started The Blue Cloak. I was wrong.The tone was darker, more grisly, and less hopeful than The Yellow Lant...

  • Karen R

    A riveting tale based on a real eighteenth century crime spree. Not for the faint of heart, as this well researched story includes some grizzly murders and violence, with just enough detail to imagine...