3.5 ☆ 19yr old Jamie Elder feels trapped living down her family‘s bad reputation in Blind River. All she wants is to save enough money to get out of town; and to make money playing poker. A very BIG setback in her plan though.. she‘s conned into helping cover up a crime over money she stole. Jamie has no choice but to turn the tables on small town corruption. Can she do it??! #botm
Completed time: 26h57m & 5 books 🙌🏻
A gritty tale about family, the choices we make, and poker.
#Unpopularopinion time: I really dug this book! It's not the best thing I've read all year by any means, but it's a solidly written crime fiction debut. Part of this might be personal bias- growing up in poverty in a backwoods town in northern Minnesota, I could easily have ended up like the characters in this novel. I think that's why they fascinate me, and why I'd much rather read about the blue collar working poor than the upper-middle class 👇
I feel like I have been in a reading funk the past couple of weeks. I haven't been able to readily get into anything that I read. To me this book was just okay. I feel like it was missing something but I just can't put my finger on it! #botm
So glad I stuck with this one, probably one of the biggest surprises of my reading year! Be aware, this is NOT a thriller-- the plot revolves more around the characters than crime. Gritty and perfectly paced, would totally reccomend this one for those looking for a "slow burn" #botm #thegirlfromblindriver
A #countrynoir about a young woman trying to break free from her criminal uncle and the corrupt judge he works for. And poker. Enjoyable, but too tepid for my tastes, especially considering the subgenre. #newreleases #crimefiction https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/country-noir-the-girl-from-bl...
My #botm box finally showed up! Can't wait to read all of these books!
My #BOTM box came while I was out of town! But can we just talk about how MASSIVE the print is on this one? Did anyone else notice? I've noticed before, but this one seems next level, the picture doesn't even do it justice. I totally get that they want the book's dimensions the same and all that, but I'd greatly prefer a normal font and fewer pages personally.
Edit: new picture with a second book next to it for scale, lol
HOLY LAND SPEED RECORD, USPS! #BOTM
My #BOTM choices this month ❤️ I have to say the Ghosted was more for the cover than the synopsis, but I do love the occasional quick, fluffy read, and this may be absolutely perfect! 😊
Made my choice and decided to add the Last Time I lied as well! Kinda excited for this box! #botm
I was going to skip but this one has great reviews on GR. The synopsis reminds me a bit of Winter‘s Bone. #BOTM
My last post was too soon, haha. Now with The Girl from Blind River it looks like we have our 5 July #BOTM picks 📚