Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home

by Attica Locke

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Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is in search of a missing child. The standard fare of a premise is deceptive as the book is far more than just an "in search of" plot. Wrapped around subplots of family dynamics, race, relationships and heritage, Heaven, My Home is filled with dynamic characters, a deep "sense of place" and goes far beyond the typical tropes of a mystery into an instant classic.

In this "captivating" crime novel (People), Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing child — but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target.


9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark.

Darren Mathews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage.

An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas - and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson.

Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself.



A Best Book of the Year
New York Times

Houston Chronicle
NPR
Wall Street Journal
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Book Page
Financial Times
Kirkus
SheReads
Sunday Times
LitHub
Guardian
Book Riot
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Longlisted for the Orwell Political Fiction Book Prize

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316363396
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Series: Highway 59 Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 155
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

ATTICA LOCKE is the author of the 2018 Edgar Award winner Bluebird, Bluebird; Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She is also a television writer and producer, most recently for When They See Us and the upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. A native of Houston, Locke lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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