Gods in Alabama is about Arlene, now called Lena, and her promise to God that she made as long as no one finds out that she killed someone years ago. But her past is coming back to get her and now she is about to break her promise and go back to Alabama where she came from. This book keeps the reader guessing from the very beginning. It jumps back and forth from the present and what Lena is going through and the past that Arlene went through. And the entire time that you are reading this book you just wonder how it is going to work itself out. For this being Jackson's first novel, she does a heck of a job keeping you guessing and interested in the story that is playing itself out.
I wasn't sure how I was going to like this book. And the main character seemed to be like a train wreck waiting to happen...but that seemed to be the author's point. I did end up enjoying this novel along with the twists and turns that it took me on. Joshilyn Jackson did a nice job crafting an interesting tale. I will most definitely be coming back for more of this author!
My Rating: 4.25 out of 5
Challenges: Southern Reading Challenge (but alas I'm too late so it doesn't count except for in my own head :) ) and A-Z Challenge ("G" Title)