A riveting new psychological thriller from a "a masterful storyteller" (New York Times Book Review).
Yesterday, a local boy went missing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Transplanted painter Charlotte Dunleavy was used to seeing him go into the woods, rifle in hand, to shoot at crows. Suffering from the debilitating aftereffects of a migraine, Charlotte is shrouded in a fog of pain and barely remembers the details of the day, just splinters of memory, as if they were a dream-but nothing concrete enough to help the local sheriff in his search.
Outside of Charlotte's windows, the woods are peaceful, the play of light and dark among the leaves offering her inspiration for her art. But the truth can penetrate even the deepest shadows of a forest-and a killer's mind...
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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|File size:||593 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this book. In The Boy Who Shoots Crows, we meet Charlotte Dunleavy, who, among other things, is a painter, a heartbroken woman who inspires this tragic story of a lost boy, a lost sheriff, and a lost innocence. But the real artist is author Randall Silvis. He paints upon the canvas of our psyches, compelling us take a closer peek inside his work, inviting us to step deeper and see beyond the surface so they we might imagine ourselves walking amidst Charlotte's woods and their achingly beautiful despair. Then he asks if we are brave enough to blink away the darkness and search for the light of truth. The clues are there in this tale of a gothic Pennsylvania, but following them to the end is not for the faint of heart because the details will haunt you, persuading you to revisit them, tempting you to remember them as you prefer instead of the way they are, rousing that last bit of hope that you didn't know the truth from that very first page.
This book is well written, but the story is not well constructed.The main character, Charlotte, is maudlin beyond words. The plot is illuded to from the very beginnig of the book, but it takes over 250 pages to make any sense of this story. However well written the prose is, this does not make up for a dragging story line. I don't recommend this book.
Not the best book I've read but not the worst