Alvin, Alabama

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

Dream with Little Angels Publisher's Summary

Michael Hiebert’s remarkable debut novel tells the riveting story of a small Southern town haunted by tragedy, one brave woman’s struggle to put a troubling mystery to rest - and its impact on the sensitive boy who comes of age in the midst of it all.

Abe Teal wasn’t even born when Ruby Mae Vickers went missing 12 years ago. Few people in Alvin, Alabama, talk about the months spent looking for her, or about how Ruby Mae’s lifeless body was finally found beneath a willow tree. Even Abe’s mom, Leah, Alvin’s only detective, has avoided the subject. But now, another girl is missing.

14-year-old Mary Ann Dailey took the bus home from school as usual, then simply vanished. Townsfolk comb the dense forests and swampy creeks to no avail. Days later, Tiffany Michelle Yates disappears. Abe saw her only hours before, holding an ice cream cone and wearing a pink dress.

Observant and smart, Abe watches his mother battle small-town bureaucracy and old resentments, desperate to find both girls and quietly frantic for her own children’s safety. As the search takes on a terrifying urgency, Abe traverses the shifting ground between innocence and hard-won understanding, eager to know and yet fearing what will be revealed .

Dream with Little Angels is by turns lyrical, heartbreaking, and shocking - a brilliantly plotted novel of literary suspense and of the dark shadows, painful secrets, and uncompromising courage in one small town.

©2013 Michael Hiebert (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dream with Little Angels

    • By: Michael Hiebert
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Michael Hiebert’s remarkable debut novel tells the riveting story of a small Southern town haunted by tragedy. Abe Teal wasn’t even born when Ruby Mae Vickers went missing twelve years ago. Few people in Alvin, Alabama, talk about the months spent looking for her, or about how Ruby Mae’s lifeless body was finally found beneath a willow tree. Even Abe’s mom, Leah, Alvin’s only detective, has avoided the subject. But now, another girl is missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By nancy on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Close to the Broken Hearted

    • Alvin, Alabama, Book 2
    • By: Michael Hiebert
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    At 22, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime's worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli. Orphaned in her teens, Sylvie is now raising her own baby with no partner in sight. For all these reasons, Leah Teal, the only police detective in Alvin, Alabama, tries to be patient when Sylvie calls the station day and night, always with some new false alarm. But now, Preacher Eli is out of prison and moving back to town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Deborah on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $24.47