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Cry Me A River

Cry Me A River

by Patricia Hagan
     
 
Small-town gossip, bootlegging, the KKK, high school romances, corruption, and greed all play their role in this tightly-written, nonstop suspense story. Vietnam War veteran Luke Ballard returns to his Deep South roots in Alabama. After becoming sheriff in his hometown, he confronts a growing mystery that will irrevocably change his life.

Overview

Small-town gossip, bootlegging, the KKK, high school romances, corruption, and greed all play their role in this tightly-written, nonstop suspense story. Vietnam War veteran Luke Ballard returns to his Deep South roots in Alabama. After becoming sheriff in his hometown, he confronts a growing mystery that will irrevocably change his life.

Editorial Reviews

Patricia Hagan's Cry Me A River is a fast-paced, hard-hitting novel set in the rural South of the turbulent 1960s. Beginning with the ambush of Sheriff Luke Ballard on Halloween in the town cemetery of Hampton, Alabama, the reader is quickly enmeshed in the surprising twists and turns of the sheriff's life and the seamy underbelly of a southern town. The complexity of a small-town social structure (including gossip, bootlegging, the KKK, high school romances, corruption, and greed) all blended with the social changes sweeping over the south and the rest of the country in the late 1960s all add an engagingly textured backdrop to a novel of gripping suspense and mystery. Cry Me A River is enthusiastically recommended reading to mystery buffs and anyone else who appreciates a well crafted novel from a gifted storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743475341
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.91(d)

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