Hold on to your hat! This book delivers what it promises - a taut and terrifying psychological thriller.
I'm only going to share a little bit from the front flap because I don't want you to know too much going into this book. Trust me - it's better that way. You may be a bit confused for the first several chapters but that's the way it's meant to be. Snuggle in and enjoy the questions.
It (13 1/2) carries the reader from the horrifying 1970's murder spree of a child - dubbed "Butcher Boy" by the shocked public - in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi "trailer trash," to post-Katrina, New Orleans.All you really need to know is this: If you like suspense/thrillers you'll want to read this book. I wish I still had it to look forward to. We'll all have to 'pressure' Ms. Barr into writing another one.
Tonight, before finishing this book, Candleman and I were watching The National Parks which is PBS 6-part series. Really good! Nevada Barr talked for a few minutes and I wonder why. Then I remembered (well, I knew this, but it took a minute to make the connection) that she is the author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series and used to be a park ranger herself. (Anna in the books is also a park ranger.) My sister, Framed, reads and loves this series. Dear Reader, I am going to be adding a new series to my list. YIKES! When will it ever end?