by William Boyle

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ISBN-13: 9781681779140
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 202,807
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His debut novel, Gravesend, was published as #1,000 in the Rivages/Noir collection in France, where it was shortlisted for the Prix Polar SNCF 2017 and nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Boyle is also the author of a book of short stories, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, and of another novel, Tout est Brisé, recently released in France by Gallmeister. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Gravesend 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
Gravesend initially appealed to me because of it’s links to Brooklyn. The crime blurb is fascinating so I ventured into the seedy, dark, gritty world. The atmosphere is intense, the characters a motley crew are well described but not naturally pleasant. This book does exactly what you would anticipate, it draws you into an existence that is impossible to claw your way out of intact. Mix in an ex-con, an ex-cop a wannabe actress .. there is revenge, murder planning but also caring for family and a whole sensation of social justice. It’s a weird combination but it works, it’s real! The writing allows the reader to experience the area from a safe distance, the desolation and despair is palpable. This also shows that even if you are intent on committing crime it isn’t necessarily as simple as you think .. the human mind is powerful. A crime novel with a difference I enjoyed this. Thanks to the author and publisher for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago