Dark River Road

Dark River Road

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by Virginia Brown
     
 

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One powerful man . . .has always controlled this small Southern town. Unchallenged, until now.

Like everyone else in Cane Creek, Mississippi, Chantry Callahan grew up in the shadow of town boss Bert Quinton. Quinton held the lives of local people in his harsh grasp, never letting go. He knew where all their secrets were buried, along with the bodies

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One powerful man . . .has always controlled this small Southern town. Unchallenged, until now.

Like everyone else in Cane Creek, Mississippi, Chantry Callahan grew up in the shadow of town boss Bert Quinton. Quinton held the lives of local people in his harsh grasp, never letting go. He knew where all their secrets were buried, along with the bodies of anyone who had dared to defy him. As a boy, Chantry couldn't best Quinton. Couldn't protect the people he loved, including his own mother. But now Chantry is grown. He's come back for answers. And for justice.

"A marvelous coming-of-age saga in the new Old South. I couldn't stop reading."-Bertrice Small, author of The Border Chronicles

"A page-turner filled with small-town passions, dark secrets and danger. I loved it."-Janelle Taylor, bestselling author of the Lakota Skies Series

Virginia Brown writes the bestselling Dixie Divas Mystery Series and the Blue Suede Memphis Mysteries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611940787
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
11/15/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
21,691
File size:
2 MB

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Dark River Road 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Dark River Road by Virginia Brown 5 STARs Well I ended up crying a few times during the story. Felt lots of emotions in the book. Chantry starts as teenager and comes through a lot of trials before he is 16. Chantry lives with his mom and stepfather and little brother Mike. He has two older stepbrothers too. His stepfather is on disabilty and spends his checks on beer. Very selfish. One of his quick money schemes he bought a pregnant dog with money he won gambling. Chantry helped deliver the 8th pup and he hand fed him and worked two jobs for money to feed him and later train him when his stepfather wanted to kill the pup. Mike has a lot of health problems and his father did not think much of him either. He wore braces on his legs and still had problems walking. He also had to have sergury on heart too. Chantry was always told that his father died during vetnam war. Dempsey the black neighbor was more a father figure too him than his stepfather. Dempsey was a gardner and his daughter Tansey loved music. Tansey and Chantry grew up friends till she started dating real early. Tansey mother was white and she could pass for white but had to deal with a lot of racisms. Even had a cross burned in their lawn. Their was one man Quinton who's family had started the town and still controlled what happens too a lot of people. If you crossed him he could hurt the whole family. His grandson was Chris was spoiled. Chris and two of his friends fought a lot and caused trouble for Chantry. His other granddaughter was Cinda and thats who Chantry liked till her mothe broke them up. The children drank and had sex way to young in this story for my taste. The last part of the book takes place fourteen years in the future when Chantry goes back to his home town where he is accused of killing Quinton and most of the other characters are still in the town dealing with the same issues of fourteen years ago. I cried way too much in this book specially over the dog and at other times in the book. I was very vested into this story. I would recommend this book but have tissues on hand. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley 12/01/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books.
angelawonder More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. Its an amazing story about a young teenager and how his life was changed. Chantry is the main character. When I started reading the book I was really unsure how it was going to go. It seemed like it was going to be a mystery or suspense. I was unprepared for how emotionally this book was going to affect me nor was I prepared to feel like I was so involved in the story. It is a long read. But it takes the reader through two different time periods. Chantry's past, where he's a young adult, hitting puberty and the changes that happened to him during that time. Be prepared with some tissues because there are some things that happen in his teen years that really are sad. Some that will make you mad and some that will make you laugh. I really felt that Chantry's story was real. The second part takes the reader to 14 years after the first part. The bitterness, the hurts, everything that happened in the past is involved in this part. Its amazing how the story is wrapped up. I feel the second half went a bit faster than the first half and thats probably because the characters had already been established in the beginning. I highly recommend this read to anyone looking for something that has a little bit of everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago