Nancy Pickard's The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Twenty-three years ago, a man was murdered and his wife vanished, leaving just a bloody dress behind. Now their daughter (along with the rest of their close-knit family) is trying to cope with their presumed murderer getting out of jail and coming back to their small town in Kansas. The story flashes back to the day of the murder, building up tension nicely. I really enjoyed these characters and found the mystery's resolution to be satisfying, but thought the very end was a bit improbable. B+.