Thursday, September 8, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

I have just finished reading a terrific book entitled "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. This book was so good that I couldn't put it down! I love crime novels, especially those that keep you guessing until the end! This book is a New York Times Bestseller and I can certainly see why! The author really pulled me in! The characters were so well written that I felt a connection to them. "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" is a book about racism, family secrets, shame, fear and friendship. I loved this book so much that I plan on reading more titles by Tom Franklin, which include Hell at the Breech, Smonk and Poachers.


Book Description:

Edgar Award-winning author Tom Franklin returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.

More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades.



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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

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After that length of time Silas returns to Chabot as a constable. He is aware that Larry comes to the garage he runs every day, although there are never any customers. Silas ignores him until the night a monster visited Larry's house and said, "Ever body knows what you did."