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Posted August 4, 2009
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Another solid novel by an often overlooked auther
Edward Wright has crafted a solid book that is both a mystery and a thriller. The deep Civil War history of Tennessee is mined for gold here in a novel that has strong characters, good local color and nicely intricate plot. The story moves well, never lagging, and the pieces all fall together in a satisfying and unpredictable fashion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A good buy for both mystery and thriller fans.
Posted December 9, 2008
Chicago reporter Randall Wilkes was at the top of the world when he was fired by the newspaper editor. He slinks back disgraced to his hometown of Pilgrim¿s Rest, Tennessee, but stops on the way in Nashville where he is given an opportunity to write the biography of the former governor Sonny McMahan Randall and Sonny were his childhood friends.--------------- However, only a few hours after Randall reaches his hometown, Sonny¿s elderly mom is found dead hanging from a bridge her youthful care-provider is also brutally murdered. Shockingly at about the same time, Sonny¿s no-good late father reappears from the dead. When the remains of Randall¿s first lover are found after years of burial, the journalist decides to use his investigating skills and dig into murders cold and hot.--------------- This is a strong regional investigative tale as the hero must separate what he recalls nostalgically from what he knows as fact. The story line is driven by the determined Randall who after two decades in the big city must readapt to small-town rural sensitivities. Readers will appreciate his efforts as friendships, family, and his reminiscing interfere with his inquiry. -------------- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.